DISCOVER THE ARTIST

Alison Lionel (Pitjantjatjara)

Alison Lionel, born 1983 into the Pukatja community in the remote APY Lands of Central Australia, is a member of Ernabella’s renowned Lionel family. Alison is a versatile painter and ceramic artist and mother of four. She first started coming to the Ernabella Art Centre as a young girl, watching and learning from her mother and grandmother.  

In recent years Alison has developed her own artistic style, focusing on elements of the natural environment that she observes when out on Country. Alison's work has exhibited in galleries all around Australia and in Belgium. Her work is also held in the collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. 

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Alison Lionel

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

The 'Likara' artwork has been licensed by Copyright Agency and interpreted, with artist consultation and approval, throughout the resort collection. These unique printed products from the MAARA Collective X Alison Lionel collaboration have been proudly designed and made in Australia; the land from which the artwork and our stories originate.

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.