DISCOVER THE ARTIST

Alison Lionel (Pitjantjatjara)

Alison is a member of Ernabella’s renowned Lionel family – her grandmother Pantjiti, her mother Yurpiya and her sister Rachael are all highly regarded and acclaimed artists. 

A versatile painter and ceramic artist and mother of four, Alison first started coming to the Ernabella Art Centre as a young girl, watching and learning from her mother and grandmother.  

Alison has had two Kangkurura (Two Sisters) exhibitions with her sister Rachael in Sydney, and she has exhibited in galleries all around Australia and in Belgium. Her work is held in the collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. 

Alison Lionel

ARTWORK TITLE / ‘LIKARA’ (bark), 2021.
COMMUNITY / Ernabella (Pukatja), South Australia.
LANGUAGE GROUP / Pitjantjatjara 

In the last few years Alison has developed her own artistic style, focusing on elements of the natural environment that she observes when she’s out on Country.  Alison has had two Kangkurura (Two Sisters) exhibitions with her sister Rachael in Sydney, and she has exhibited in galleries all around Australia and in Belgium. Her work is held in the collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. 

MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Collaboration
MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Collaboration
Alison has been particularly paying attention to is the movement of light on the trees. ‘I see the colour on the tree and I see it is always changing. When the sun is going down, colour is moving all over the tree’.  
— Likara Print by Alison Lionel
DISCOVER THE ARTIST Alison Lionel (Pitjantjatjara). LIKARA has inspired the MAARA Collective Resort 23 Collection through the attention to nature and the landscape, a shared element of great inspiration for MAARA Collective’s founder Julie Shaw

LIKARA has inspired the MAARA Collective Resort 23 Collection through the attention to nature and the landscape, a shared element of great inspiration for MAARA Collective’s founder and designer Julie Shaw. 

MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Collaboration
MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Collaboration
As seen on the runway,
Afterpay Sydney Fashion Festival
2022
— Likara Collection
LIKARA | MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Afterpay Australian Fashion Week Runway 2022
MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Collaboration
As seen on the runway,
Afterpay Sydney Fashion Festival
2022
— Likara Collection
LIKARA | MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Afterpay Australian Fashion Week Runway 2022
MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Collaboration
As seen on the runway,
Afterpay Sydney Fashion Festival
2022
— Likara Collection
LIKARA | MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Afterpay Australian Fashion Week Runway 2022
MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Collaboration
As seen on the runway,
Afterpay Sydney Fashion Festival
2022
— Likara Collection
LIKARA | MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Afterpay Australian Fashion Week Runway 2022
MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Collaboration
As seen on the runway,
Afterpay Sydney Fashion Festival
2022
— Likara Collection
LIKARA | MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Afterpay Australian Fashion Week Runway 2022
MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Collaboration
As seen on the runway,
Afterpay Sydney Fashion Festival
2022
— Likara Collection
LIKARA | MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Afterpay Australian Fashion Week Runway 2022
MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Collaboration
As seen on the runway,
Afterpay Sydney Fashion Festival
2022
— Likara Collection
LIKARA | MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel Afterpay Australian Fashion Week Runway 2022

Australian Made

All printed garments featuring the Likara artwork are proudly made in Australia;
the land from which the artwork and stories originate.