Cleonie Quayle is an artist and self-employed jewellery maker. She specialises in collecting, crafting and designing Australian Aboriginal fabric, gumnut and quongdong jewellery. Her work continues the ancient Aboriginal traditional of using natural materials and fibres to craft jewellery and accessories. It holds a contemporary twist, with Cleonie’s unique touch and the incorporation of gemstones and beads. Her work sells at a range of Indigenous and social justice events, and is available in shop fronts, markets and community events across NSW.
Cleonie is a proud Maljangapa woman of the Pooncarie Paakantj nation. Her traditional country stretches along almost 150,000 square kilometres, and across several Australian states including Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. She started her business because of her passion for connecting the environment, landscape, healing circles and nature. Through her craftsmanship, her ambition is to communicate that while Australian Aboriginal art and culture is one of the oldest traditions in the world, it also capable of evolving and moving forward.