In Gomeroi language, Euraba means ‘healing place’: Eurah is a healing plant and ba means place. Euraba Artists and Papermakers is an Aboriginal artists’ collective based in Boggabilla, in the cotton belt of north-western NSW, Australia. It is owned and operated by the Goomeroi people of Toomelah of the region, and has been making paper by hand since 1998.
Euraba Artists and Papermakers have adapted the traditions of European papermaking to specialise in handmade paper art and original paper design products. Our high quality 100% cotton rag paper is unique and archival. Our process revives our tradition of using natural fibres from local plants and our lost culture of women’s weaving in the area.
Euraba’s paper and art are unique. It is made from local materials and pigments in a remote part of Australia, by a small community with strong Goomeroi cultural traditions. Our artists and members use their own handmade paper as a creative canvas on which they express their stories and ancient culture. The first audiences to see their work are always the Goomeroi people, for whom it is a celebration of their unique cultural identity.