Bajirru! there you all are, hello! From the Yanyuwa language of Balarinji’s origin community Borroloola NT
Jinangu awara wabarrangu barra kalu-wingka marnijinju wabudala kari-nguthundawabarrangu jinangu Australia li-wulu marnaji barra liyi-Yanyuwawu awara li-Marranbala li-Arrwangala li-Gudanji jinangu awara Burrulula marnaji yamulhu
Our Country we belong to is Borroloola. Yanyuwa, Marra, Gudanji and Garrawa people.We welcome everyone to this land Australia.
Yanyuwa elder Samuel Evans Jamika
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We are excited to announce the launch of the sixth aircraft in the Qantas-Balarinji Art Series, the beautiful A220 Minyma Kutjara Tjukurpa.

Ancient culture
 contemporary design

We create impactful change for a new, shared Australian identity.

As an Aboriginal-owned agency founded on Yanyuwa traditions, Balarinji’s multidisciplinary work comes from authentic engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culture, art, stories and identity.

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Cultural design principles.

A cultural design toolkit that translates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and narratives for major project design teams seeking authentic placemaking outcomes.

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Connecting with Country.

A framework of narratives and principles drawn from Country in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to comply with cultural and planning protocols.

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Branding & design.

Award-winning graphic design campaigns and brandmarks that achieve design excellence, cultural authenticity and audience cut through. Full agency services for national and global clients.

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Public art & curatorial.

Public art from concept to installation and curatorial consultancy for major precincts that celebrate a contemporary Australian identity and embrace its rich foundational story.

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Projects Featured
Projects Featured

Emily Kame Kngwarreye Flying Art

PUBLIC ART

The fifth aircraft in the acclaimed Qantas-Balarinji Flying Art Series celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture across Australia and the world.

Australia's Nation Brand

BRANDING & DESIGN

Award-winning brandmark applied to Australian goods and services that celebrates Australia’s foundational identity on the world stage.

M12 Motorway

CULTURAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Ground-breaking co-design with the Western Sydney Aboriginal community to embed local Darug narratives in public art and interpretation for the M12 Motorway linking Western Sydney International Airport with greater Sydney.

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Awards Recent

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The new $2.2 billion Coffs Bypass project will include a series of large-scale artworks created in co-design with Balarinji and local Gumbaynggirr custodians and community-endorsed artists - Bernard Kelly-Edwards, Tulli Stevens and Lisa Kelly.
We are excited to announce the launch of the sixth Qantas-Balarinji Art Aircraft, the beautiful A220 Minyma Kutjara Tjukurpa.
Balarinji co-founder and Managing Director, Ros Moriarty, has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Australian Design Council.
Balarinji and global design platform Canva release a collection of Indigenous design elements.
2023 marks 40 years of Balarinji’s trailblazing in the Australian Indigenous design sector.