Who We Are

Our Story

Take your yoga equipment to the next level by shopping with our quick and stunning Indigenous design mats. 

 

We support Aboriginal artists in getting their designs out there and seen in day to day life. Jarin Street began by recognising the misuse of Aboriginal art and the industry's failure to protect the artists and Aboriginal designs, as well as a failure to highlight the artists themselves. 

It was also born out of wanting to create a pathway for all people to connect to Aboriginal artists and story through wellbeing in a way that was respectful and appropriately honours Aboriginal culture.

We aim to provide ongoing ethical and sustainable support to the artists who contribute their work on your yoga mats and soon to come - ACTIVE WEAR 

We encourage people of all walks of life to support Aboriginal artists and businesses through Jarin Street designs and products. 

Meet the Owner

Jarin Baigent 

I am a Wiradjuri woman born and raised in Sydney with my family from Cowra, NSW. I have 3 young children and am blessed to also be a step-mother to my (soon to be) husband's 3 older children. I have spent my life working in and for community. 

I began Jarin Street after seeing too many family and friends not being honoured or respected appropriately for their art. I have always felt that Aboriginal people were seen as just the person to produce the art, not to run the business side. So I decided to be that instead. And be a safe person for artists to work with. 

I have spent my life playing sport and fielding injuries and after the birth of my 3rd baby felt the need to practise to something a little kinder to my body. So I took up yoga. I quickly realised I was practising something that was founded in a culture from another place, another country. Which seemed strange to me considering we here in Australia have right under our feet the oldest living culture on the planet. 

So I decided to connect the two. And create a pathway for all people to connect to Aboriginal artworks through their choice of and well being practices via movement and featuring our art and stories on mats and apparel. 

I stand for self-determination and economic independence for Aboriginal people and have built Jarin Street on this ethos. 

I stand for creating sustainable futures for our children. 

Meet Our Artists

Liz Maloney

I am a Gamilaroi woman originally from Gunnedah. I moved to Brisbane when I was quite young and now live on the Gold Coast. I am a mother and wife and have a wonderful large family.

I have been blessed with a gift to share my heritage and culture through art. My art means for every piece I paint I can educate the world a little more about my people. My favourite thing to paint would be the two places I find my soul. That being the country and the ocean. I also love being able to paint someones story. 

I am so excited to be working with Jarin Street as I can continue to teach and educate others about our culture and heritage.

Joanne Cassady

I am a proud Wiradjuri woman from Sydney. I love painting, I always have. My art means a great connection to my culture for me. I'm currently living in North Queensland with my husband who is a Nywaigi man from this area. I love to use my art as an educational tool for breaking down barriers and for self-healing. I have always been passionate about art which has been a great therapeutic tool. I hope my art encourages others to pursue their dreams.

Ella Gillespie 

Ella Gillespie is a young and upcoming Aboriginal contemporary artist. Ella’s heritage is a part of the stolen generation and her artwork is reflective of her journey to discovering this lost culture. Ella is able to trace her family history to the Yorta Yorta and Awabakal nations, however it is being on Bundjalung Country Ella has been able to connect with the landscapes, animals and her own stories which inspire her work. In 2016 Ella’s artwork travelling whales was chosen by AIME as their National Hoodie, in August 2018 was successful in winning the national Act for Kids competition and recently had the opportunity to be mentored by Bundjalung artist Bronwyn Bancroft who has inspired her to discover her own artist pathway. Ella personal love of fashion and textiles is the inspiration to her journey to Jarin Street and her dream is to design her own fashion label.

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