Congratulations to our wining artists for the Permaculture Australia T shirt design competition. The below three designs were voted by you to adorn the limited edition PA T shirts. We can’t wait to get our hands on one when they go on sale THIS Monday 12th October 2020 here. 🌿☀️
Meet the artists
“Permaculture is the solution for troubled times – inspiring, uplifting, empowering, it carries us toward a better future.” Brenna Quinlan
Brenna Quinlan is an illustrator and educator who strives to make the world a better place through her art and her actions. For the past four years she has lived a low-impact lifestyle at Melliodora, the permaculture demonstration site created by permaculture co-originator David Holmgren and his partner Su Dennett in Central Victoria, Australia. There they grow food, milk goats, build soil, engage with community and regenerate the land around them. Brenna’s design is ‘Permaculture. Compost problems. Grow solutions’.
“My aim to to use humour to inspire interest in permaculture while recalling the urgency of that wartime call to inspire people to grow their own food.” Dr Cally Brennan
Dr Cally Brennan runs her business Canberra Permaculture Design and has been drawing and painting for her whole life. While she doesn’t count herself as a professional artist, she has sold artworks from time to time and was a finalist in the 2017 Bald Archy prize. T’. Cally’s design is ‘Permaculture. Do you dig it?‘ It is a parody of a very famous WWII propaganda poster for the ‘victory gardens’ campaign and associated slogan ‘Dig for Victory.
“All the decisions we make are connected, and those made with the Permaculture principles foremost are the best decisions we can make. Permaculture epitomises joined-up thinking.” Irene Pagram
Irene Pagram works with sustainable natural dyes on silk, wool and paper, often to make a ground for drawing, or a base for hand stitching. Irene’s renewed love of textile practice came about when she read India Flint’s Eco- Colour and discovered there was a better way to practice natural dyeing, setting up a studio based arts practice in the Otways hinterland. Irene is Co-Chair of the newly established Colac Community Arts Makers’ Space and her design is ‘Earth Care. People Care. Fair Share. Permaculture joins the dots‘.
How can I purchase a T shirt?
The limited edition T-shirts will be available for puchase from Monday 12th October 2020 here
All profits from the T shirt sales will be split between the artists and Permaculture Australia, with the later supporting our work to advocate for permaculture solutions. Thanks for your support to Permaculture Australia and our member artists.
Irene, Cally and Brenna are all members of Permaculture Australia, the national member based permaculture organisation. Sign up here today to help us advocate for permaculture solutions – which are more important than ever before.