ABOUT

Lara Went is a contemporary First Nations Artist, Worimi woman, mother, currently residing on Worimi Country (in New South Wales).

2018

marks the beginning of
this collaboration

4

exclusive artworks were
licensed by Life Apparel

34

product variants
have been introduced

ARTIST BIO

Lara's passion for art and creation has been a part of her for as long as she can remember. However, it was not until 2014, when her daughter Lola was born, that this passion truly became a reality. Yukul Art emerged from Lara's desire to create and share her culture while being a full-time mum.

Initially, Yukul Art took shape in a small corner of Lara's family home and later expanded into her garage, where she started her first artist classes. Over the past few years, Lara has grown her business from that tiny corner to her very own art studio in her hometown of Forster NSW, Worimi Country. She is deeply passionate about sharing her knowledge about Indigenous culture to people of all ages through her art pieces and workshops. Lara regularly visits local preschools and primary schools, sharing her culture, knowledge, and art within the community.

"I draw inspiration from my home Country, my family, the ocean, the importance of caring for nature, and Mother Earth."

CONTACT

Work with Lara

She is available for custom art commissions. Collaborating with you to conceive a unique composition, size and colour palette, Lara is dedicated to creating an artwork that resonates with your business or cause.

For more information contact Life Apparel and we will get you in touch with Lara.

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Exclusive Artworks

Designed for
Life Apparel

01

Eternal

Acrylic On Canvas
2024

"This artwork symbolises the celebration of Indigenous identity, encompassing our stories, memories, and traditions. The artwork is painted in an entwined style, depicting a tapestry of land, water, people, animals, and patterns.

This highlights the significant role they play in shaping our culture and way of life. Each symbol, colour, animal, and element is selected to amplify our eternal spirit, both now and into the future. Keep the fire burning, together let’s keep our spirit alive!"

02

Power Of People

Acrylic on canvas
2023

"Now is the time for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Non-Indigenous Australians to commit together. First Nations people need support to amplify our voices, to protect our land, our people and our animals.

Change will not happen unless we all unite and fight for what we believe in."

03

Together As One

Acrylic On Canvas
2021

"This artwork is a gentle reminder that even though we do not always have the same feelings, the same lives or the same bodies, we do all live on common ground. Our land, our people, our younger generation need us to come together, to work together to build a brighter future for all.

It is time for us to unite, to educate, to listen and to take action on things we strongly believe in. Let us come together as one."

04

Under The Garuwa

Acrylic On Canvas
2018

"This artwork depicts the sea (garuwa), that has healing properties. It stirs the heart, makes you feel fully alive and brings joy to the soul.

Feel the salty air flow through your lungs, feel the water on your skin, spin in circles as you dive under the waves. Feel the vibrations of the waves wash away all your stress, become one with nature and you will always feel like you are living under the garuwa.”

01

Eternal

Acrylic On Canvas
2024

"This artwork symbolises the celebration of Indigenous identity, encompassing our stories, memories, and traditions. The artwork is painted in an entwined style, depicting a tapestry of land, water, people, animals, and patterns.

This highlights the significant role they play in shaping our culture and way of life. Each symbol, colour, animal, and element is selected to amplify our eternal spirit, both now and into the future. Keep the fire burning, together let’s keep our spirit alive!"

02

Power Of People

Acrylic on canvas
2023

"Now is the time for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Non-Indigenous Australians to commit together. First Nations people need support to amplify our voices, to protect our land, our people and our animals.

Change will not happen unless we all unite and fight for what we believe in."

03

Together As One

Acrylic On Canvas
2021

"This artwork is a gentle reminder that even though we do not always have the same feelings, the same lives or the same bodies, we do all live on common ground. Our land, our people, our younger generation need us to come together, to work together to build a brighter future for all.

It is time for us to unite, to educate, to listen and to take action on things we strongly believe in. Let us come together as one."

04

Under The Garuwa

Acrylic On Canvas
2018

"This artwork depicts the sea (garuwa), that has healing properties. It stirs the heart, makes you feel fully alive and brings joy to the soul.

Feel the salty air flow through your lungs, feel the water on your skin, spin in circles as you dive under the waves. Feel the vibrations of the waves wash away all your stress, become one with nature and you will always feel like you are living under the garuwa.”

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Authenticity

Life Apparel is an approved signatory of the Indigenous Art Code. This ensures ethical trading, integrity, transparency, and accountability in dealings with First Nations Artists. The code empowers artists, supporting them in achieving fair and transparent commercial opportunities for their art.

We are strong champions of ethical practices in the industry and see the voluntary Code of Conduct as a pivotal means to achieve this, reinforcing our commitment to fostering a culture of respect and fairness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists.

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