In November 2000 a series of extraordinary collaborative paintings were part of an auction at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. These works by senior Western Desert artists with Papunya Tula raised the $1 million of independent money which started Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation, affectionately known as Purple House.
One of these paintings was the Kintore Women’s Painting for the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal and part of that work became the Purple House logo, maintaining a permanent link to our founding and celebrating the central role that art and culture play in the lives of our patients and their communities.
These beanies have been produced as part of our 21st birthday celebrations, with a nod to the art auction just over two decades ago.
The beanies are a black/grey colour and have a roll up cuff with the Purple House logo embroidered on it. They are one size which fits most people and are made from a comfy acrylic blend heathered knit.