connect. collaborate. create.
image: Bayila and Gidjiga, Yielima (Yorta Yorta Country) - Rochelle Patten Snr
Bayila Creative pays its respects to the land on which we stand.
We pay respects to elders; past, present and future.
We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clans, nations and communities across Australia
and that our sovereignty has never ceded.
We thank the ancestors for guiding our journey.
We pay our respects to all people that are visitors here
and to those that call Australia home.
We pay deep respect to all peoples who dare to be creative, who help shape the world's imagination and who push the boundaries of design.
Ps. Everything is design.
who we are.
We are Bayila Creative; a team of creatives that love all things art and design. We were established with the intention of providing a platform to bring forth indigenous culture, art and stories to the corporate world and to interpret the Aboriginal community’s creative needs in an organic way.
Bayila means 'Red Gum' in the Yorta Yorta language and our biggest strength is our deep rooted connection to culture and community.
Cultural integrity guides our approach, we respect and take our lead from our collective First Nations traditional wisdoms and aim to ensure our communities stories and narratives echo loudly and proudly across the land.
what we do.
We are particularly inspired by Indigenous storytelling, kinship and connection.
The many generations of art knowledge and storytelling that accompanies each motif done by Indigenous artists is an amazing tradition that we are proud to partake in; sharing our communities experiences, traditions and values through our many forms of storytelling, with the rest of the world.
Branding / Visual Identity
Dixon Patten (Bitja)
Dixon Patten (Bitja) is a proud Gunnai, Yorta Yorta, Gunditjmara, Dhudhuroa man with bloodlines from Wemba Wemba, Barapa Barapa, Djab Wurrung, Wiradjuri, Yuin, Wodi Wodi, Wolgal, Monaro.
As an artist, designer, mentor, influencer and a strong community advocate, Dixons artistic practice is informed through a strong cultural value that his family and community have imprinted into his mind, heart, and spirit.
His approach to his engagements is much bigger than an artistic visual; it is about the gifts and the influential shifts that creativity brings. Dixon’s narratives often delve deep into familial history, often in celebration and exploration of culture and connection and his willingness to share and learn are informed by the art of Deep Listening, or in his native Yorta Yorta language ‘Gulpa Ngawul’.
This practice has guided many of Dixon’s expressions by uncovering the layers, exploring trauma, exploring grief, reclaiming culture, bridging gaps, being accountable, learning to understand and also challenge systems, influencing spaces and learning to celebrate self.
He takes his role as a storyteller seriously and feels humbled to continue this strong aspect of Aboriginal culture.
With an honest approach, caring nature and community focused mindset he was a great fit for our team.
Joel has had more than a decade of client management experience and joined Bayila wanting to make a difference within the local community through creating awareness and bringing people together with art.
"I am passionate about storytelling in all its forms and loves the information, wisdoms, knowledge and energy exchange that unites us and bridges the gap between people(s)."
“I believe the raw, natural beauty of Aboriginal Art is only now starting to be appreciated and fully understood. As citizens of this country we need to show our support for our brothers and sisters, the community and country - There’s no stopping us when we work as one.”