A Creative Collaboration
Kitty Came Home and Dana Kinter are Bowerbird icons; one is known for their unique, hand-crafted range of accessories, and the other her signature prints. Now, after years in the making, the pair have joined forces in a wonderful creative collaboration to be launched at Bowerbird in November.
Dana’s exclusive artwork will feature in a limited edition, artist collection of Kitty Came Home’s clutches, in a collaboration titled ‘When It Is Dark Enough You Can See The Stars’ – a beautiful reminder to look to the stars, to see new beginnings, free ourselves from worries and remember that darkness will pass and the sun will shine again in the morning.
The group’s journey together stems back to the 1990s, when Kitty Came Home’s, Katrina Weber, met Dana whilst sitting a drawing test together to enter art school. Katrina and her partner, Farley, had long dreamed of printing their own fabrics for the Kitty Came Home collection, and in 2013, when Dana held her first solo art exhibition, her work became the obvious choice for their first fabric print collaboration.
‘A chief element of our product design is the display and protection of each fabric’, says Farley.
‘So it was immediately apparent that our clutches would provide an excellent platform from which to showcase other artists’ work’.
Enter Dana, who was so pleased with how her images printed onto fabrics for a recent Gorman collaboration, she saw this was an exciting path she could take her makings down.
‘Working with my friends at Kitty Came Home was the perfect collaboration for printing more of my artwork onto fabric,’ she says.
The exclusive collection will be available in three clutch sizes (Plus. Standard and Mini), with each featuring it’s own unique identifying print number on the inner lining. With many of Dana’s artworks inspired by the native flora and fauna around her (Dana lives in the Fleurieu Peninsula), the prints will feature a protea flower and our native feathered friend, the Silvereye.
There are only a limited number of clutches available, making this collection a rare, true collector’s dream. You can be the first to buy at November’s Bowerbird Design Market, following the event they will be available to purchase at www.kittycamehome.com, and www.danakinterartdesign.com