Transforming the applied arts since 1897

Spirit of Australia 393/12 Vase

Limited Edition

It is said that Ayers Rock (Uluru) is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The territory around the formation is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Transforming sunset visions of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, Helen brought the natural landmark into her world of incredible colour and stylised linework. In doing so, she was inspired by Aboriginal art, which itself is based on story-telling through the use of symbols as an alternate method of writing down and recording stories of cultural importance. Story-telling and symbols provided the starting point for contemporary Aboriginal art, in the same way that Moorcroft art is founded upon stories and dreams. Both art forms use colour drawn from the natural pigments of the earth. Ayers Rock is notable for appearing to change colour at different times of the day and year, most notably when it glows red at dawn and sunset. Not surprisingly, Helen chose a deeply atmospheric purple for the dusky Australian sky, enriched with hues of rust and gold which mirror the arkose sandstone. In the foreground, kangaroos, defined by tiny dots, hop through the succulents whilst above, a shell-white moon watches over.

RRP $3870 AUD

Ex Tax: £1,820.00
  • Designer: Helen Dale
  • Dimensions: H 31.00 x W 18.00 x D 18.00 cm
  • Availability: Contact Australian Retailer


  • Product Width18.00cm
  • Product Height31.00cm
  • Product Depth18.00cm
  • Shape:393/12
  • Designer:Helen Dale
  • Edition:Limited
  • Limited Edition Size:25
  • Collection:Spirit of Australia
  • Design Window (Style):Animals / Landscape

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