ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN ART
"Sharing love and culture"
Mim Cole, a Larrakia, Wardaman, Karajarri and mixed-race, multitalented artist from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, has been creating art since a teenager, learning techniques through practice and observation from her mother, uncles and large artistic family. Mim is a natural, self-taught artist who experiments and applies her traditional and abstract compositions to a variety of media including painting and printmaking. Her first venture was started by creating a luxury linen set, Family Love, through her design business Mimmim. Her creative practice holds a strong connection to identity, family, country, nature and community which she channels intuitively into her art. Mim enjoys pushing the boundaries of her arts practice using a vibrant colour palette and creating movement expression in each painting.
I created Mimmim as a viable artistic outlet for my passion for art and nurturing others whilst providing financial freedom and cultural pride for myself and my family. I would like to use my talents to share the beauty of Aboriginal art in unique ways and create conversations that lead to healing and unifying people.
Mim and her husband co-created the well-regarded Balunu Foundation in 2006, a charity dedicated to breaking the cycle of Indigenous youth disadvantage. The journey of supporting others has helped Mim reflect on her own journey, aiding in her own self-healing and finding her voice through her art. She hopes to encourage others towards a liberated spirit through exploring their own creative expression.