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The Artist

I’m Kenita-Lee McCartney, founder of kenita.lee, a proud Wemba Wemba, Wiradjuri, Wotjiboluk, Nari Nari, and Boon Wurrung woman residing on the stolen lands of the Wemba Wemba people. From a young age, I used creative arts to tell stories and express my emotions. Painting, dance, and weaving are just a few of the ways I connect with my heritage and foster healing and self-care. Through vibrant colors and a natural palette, my art reflects my journey of storytelling, healing, and cultural preservation for my children and community.

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Collaborations

Cadbury Roses

Cadbury has partnered with Aboriginal artist Kenita-Lee McCartney to create a limited-edition Cadbury Roses box. The artwork on the box, titled ‘Kalintyerra’, draws on Kenita's deep connection to the land and her love for those closest to her. View Here

Blunt Umbrellas

We're proud to showcase our latest limited edition collaboration with First Nations artist, Kenita-Lee. The captivating design weaves in ancestral narratives of unity, unwavering strength, and guidance. View Here

Life Apparel

"Connections is about the land we spend our time on, the people we spend our time with, and our journey along the way. Where there are connections, there is love, and love is endless. These connections tie us to the places we call home, the friends who become family, and the experiences that shape us into who we are." View Here

Kamara

Founders of Kamara Australia, Naomi and Kirsty, introduce their collection “DREAM”. Collaborating with First Nations artist Kenita-Lee McCartney from Kenita.Lee - Matakupaat Arts, they’ve created the signature piece of this collection, the MIM one piece.

MIM features colourful symbols of orange and pink contrasting with a classic black background. “MIM was created to express my connection to my ancestors through design,” says Kenita-Lee. “These symbols are my representation of my ancestor’s strength and the guidance they show me. They symbolise resilience, love, connection, spirituality, and watching over us.” View Here

Hardie Grant

Brighter Futures: 1000-Piece Puzzle is a stunning adult jigsaw puzzle of modern First Nations art, representing the brighter days the ancestors dreamed of.

Artist Kenita-Lee McCartney believes the future of our First Nations are brighter than ever before, with ancestors guiding the storyline. Language is no longer sleeping, traditions are thriving, and First Nations people are stronger with connection to country, air, sea, rivers and animals. This is their Dreaming. View Here

Edible Blooms

Our festive gift hampers feature a Elegant Traditional Christmas Wrap or Aboriginal Australian Design, in collaboration with Kenita-Lee McCartney. View Here

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