The Canva x Balarinji Indigenous design collection draws from artworks of three renowned Aboriginal artists and elders – Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa, Gordon Lansden Milyindirri and Isaiah Nagurrgurrba – and added more than 100 new Indigenous design elements to the permanent Canva Pro content library, with royalties going directly back to the artists when the elements are used.
Canva also created 40 new templates featuring these Balarinji design elements designed for use in posters, social media posts, presentations, videos and beyond, to empower Canva users with meaningful Indigenous content when designing NAIDOC Week materials, and for use year-round.
Through this branding and design collection, Balarinji aims to increase recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, design and art. Not only does this Canva collection bring Australia’s foundational narrative into the community and mainstream, but it also grows artist recognition and helps close the divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous creators.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were the world’s first storytellers, artists, scientists and designers. This Canva x Balarinji Indigenous design collection allows us all to share the beauty and rich cultural narrative of three incredible Aboriginal artists.