Designer Johanna Louise Smith was originally a teacher who found herself working in an isolated

Aboriginal community in far west NSW. With an admiration for art it was here where she fell into a surreal entity of creative inspiration. 

From the isolation and vast land mass, abstract arrangement of colour in outback Australia and ultimately the embodiment of the people evoked what would become her reference and muse. 

The launch of YOHANA is infused with muddy hues and bold colour contrasts where obscure leather accents, cotton canvas and shirting are contrasted with lustres texture significantly of colourful contemporary aboriginal artworks by Bugai Whyoulter and Jakayu Biljabu.