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Ngatijirri - Gali Swimwear
Ngatijirri - Gali Swimwear
Ngatijirri - Gali Swimwear


Budgerigar [Warlpiri Language]

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As part of our collaboration with Warlukurlangu Artists, the Ngatijirri swim brief shares the story of Kenneth Jungarrayi Martin's Ngatijirri Jukurrpa [Budgerigar Dreaming].

This powerful design uses black and white in contrast to create a striking impression. A modern interpretation of 'ngatijirri' [budgerigar] ceremonial singing and dancing, each black and white cross is symbolic of the birds' footprints as they perform.

Crafted from high-quality recycled materials, the Ngatijirri swim brief not only looks beautiful but also performs and feels comfortable. Perfect for swimming, lounging, and long days at the beach. 

  • Made in Australia
  • Premium recycled material
  • Chlorine, saltwater and sun cream resistant
  • Fully lined in front
  • White internal drawstring

Available in two cuts:

  • Yuli (6.5cm side width)
  • Buligaa (4cm side width)

    Artwork Story

    This Dreaming is associated with a place called Yangarnmpi, south of Yuendumu.

    ‘Ngatijirri’ [budgerigar] are small, bright green birds native to Central Australia and are common around the Yuendumu area. ‘Ngatijirri’ and their eggs are considered a delicacy. Men would hunt for ‘ngatijirri’ nests, and use ‘karli’ [boomerangs] to hunt the birds in flight. Each time the flock of ancestral ‘ngatijirri’ lands they perform ceremonies, singing and dancing as they fly and roost in the trees.

    In Traditional Warlpiri paintings, iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa [Dreaming]. In Kenneth’s painting, ceremonial sites are depicted as concentric circles. Cross-like shapes depict the footprints of the birds on the ground and give an indication of the large flocks of ‘ngatijirri’ that can be found near Yangarnmpi and other sites close to Yuendumu.

    Size Guide

    GALI swim briefs are designed to hug your body. If you are between sizes or would prefer a little more room, select one size up.

    XS: 28-29" (70-75cm)
    S: 30-31" (75-80cm)
    M: 32-33" (80-85cm)
    L: 34-35" (85-90cm)
    XL: 36-37" (90-95cm)
    2XL: 38-39" (95-100cm)
    3XL: 40-41" (100-105cm)
    4XL: 42-43" (105-110cm)

    Remember - if your swimwear is not a perfect fit you can exchange them or request a refund. See our Returns & Refund Policy.

    Fabric & Care

    Made using recycled PET bottles, our premium fabric is quick-drying and resistant to saltwater and chlorine.

    Body: 77% Polyester (Recycled), 23% Extra Life Elastane (Recycled)
    Lining: 87% Polyester Regen (Recycled), 13% Extra Life Elastane (Recycled)

    Gali Swimwear is committed to producing sustainable products and eco-friendly packaging. This allows us to care for Country by minimising our impact on the environment.

    Satisfaction Guarantee

    Not the perfect fit? We offer hassle free returns and exchanges - that's our guarantee to you. Plus, we'll cover the cost of the postage!

    See our Exchange & Refund policy for details.

    Your Impact

    Gali Swimwear is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated.

    Each design is ethically developed in collaboration with First Nations artists, who entrust us to share their stories and culture.

    With each purchase you are:

    - ensuring First Nations artists receive an income through a royalty paid for every product made

    - contributing to community-led projects with $1 of every product sold donated back to each artist's community

    - celebrating Australia's First Nations culture and creativity by wearing an authentic First Nations design

    - helping the environment by choosing a brand that cares for Country

    Ngatijirri - Gali Swimwear
    Ngatijirri - Gali Swimwear
    Ngatijirri - Gali Swimwear
    Aboriginal artist Kenneth Jungarrayi Martin

    Kenneth Jungarrayi Martin

    Meet The Artist

    Kenneth Jungarrayi Martin is a Warlpiri man, painting at Warlukurlangu Artist in Yuendumu since 2011.

    Mob: Warlipir

    Learn More

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    James Watts


    Patrick Cantwell
    Great product

    Great fabric in fantastic patterns that have meaning. It’s great to support small businesses that produce great products, offer incredible service, and give back to the community. Well done guys. I am a fan


    Great fit and feel.

    Royce Warden
    My new Gali swimwear

    Un bloody real. I love them. Cool, well fitted, comfortable and appreciate the design. Keep up your great efforts. Good luck. Royce

    Kevyn Boemia
    Great product

    Love the artwork, love celebrating First Nations artists in fashion, and these are just really cool swimmers… great cut, with quality fabric…

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      Made from premium recycled fabrics.

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      Celebrate and support First Nations culture & creativity.