Iteka Ukarla Sanderson-Bromley is 18 years old and lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
Her language groups are Adnyamathanha (Flinders Ranges), Narungga (Yorke Peninsula) and
Yarliyandi (Simpson Desert).
Iteka’s ‘Yura mityi’ (Aboriginal/birth order name) is Warrikanha meaning 2rd born.
Iteka has grown up making regular trips home to ‘country’. She loves sharing her culture and does
this through her art, as well as by guiding cultural tours in Adelaide as part of her family’s business.
Iteka has been involved with AIME as a high school student mentee and designed a Tshirt for the
AIME Apparel range in 2018. She then designed the AIME 2019 Hoodie.
She is currently involved in 2 art exhibitions featuring ceramics and hand painted silks. In ‘Dadirri’, an
exhibition that is part of the SALA (South Australian Living Arts) Festival, Iteka has works along with
other family members. In ‘Our Mob’, an exhibition featuring accomplished and emerging artists from
South Australia, Iteka has works exhibited.
Iteka is a member of 2 Aboriginal dance groups in Adelaide, ‘Tal-Kin-Jeri’, a traditional dance group,
and ‘Of Desert & Sea’, a contemporary women’s dance group.
Iteka completed Year 12 in 2018 and is now a student at Adelaide University studying a Bachelor of
Arts with interest in Anthropology and Forensic Science.
'Our meeting place' is designed by Iteka Ukarla, a year 12 graduate mentee from our SA program in 2018. Iteka's interests are art, dance, print media and Aboriginal studies. She is about to embark on her University studies this year by pursuing an Arts degree. Available in unisex cut, long sleeve. Also available in womens cut here.
“Ikara is part of our Yurlu (the Kingfisher man) story and is where the Akurras (rainbow serpents) followed Yurlu to ceremony and eventually when they came to rest they created Ikara - Wilpena Pound.
It became an Adnyamathanha meeting place and other language groups also travelled there to participate in ceremony.
I think about this story when I am at AIME because students from different schools, and who are also from all different language groups, travel to meet together at AIME.”
The t-shirt features the Title and Artist name on the back right shoulder and the story of the artwork is printed on the inside.
Crew neck, longer body, cuffed sleeves, split detail at sides, slight drop at back.
Heavy weight, 200 GSM 100% carded cotton
Pictured here we have Ben Abbatangelo, AIME Deputy CEO
Tell us a bit about yourself. Ben Abbatangelo, left mainstream school at 15, landed on the MCG at age 19 playing elite cricket for the Melbourne Stars before landing in the board room as the Deputy CEO of AIME at the age of 24.
What is your history / story / connection with AIME? I feel like AIME is my story. My mum is an Aboriginal woman and I left school at a young age because I didn't feel as though that education was for me. I started volunteering at AIME in 2015 before applying for two full time positions, in which I was unsuccessful in my attempts. I got given a job on my third attempt and over the last four years have graduated a number of different roles, including the Co-CEO gig in 2017, a role specifically designed to fast track young Indigenous leaders, between the age of 18-25, to an executive level. For the last two years i've acted as the Deputy CEO, working alongside our Founder & CEO, Jack Manning Bancroft.
What does it mean to you to put on and wear AIME apparel? How do you feel? Honestly, it's completely liberating. I think they're the best threads in the world. I called our CEO after trying on the new hoodie and just said: "cuz, these threads are legit the best threads i've ever worn".
What does it mean to you when you see someone else wearing AIME apparel? It's the best. I make the commitment to stop, say hello and learn about the persons story who's rocking the steeze. The overwhelming commonality is that people love the designs and really believe in the principles and vision of AIME as an organisation.