Since February 2015 The Apron Project has been raising funds for women and children escaping domestic and family violence.  Over 200 artists from around the world have contributed more than 300 stitched, painted and beaded aprons, raising more than AUD60,000.00.


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*The Aboriginal Arrernte (pronounced arrunda) people are the traditional custodians of Alice Springs and the surrounding region. Mparntwe (pronounced m’barn-twa) is the Arrernte name of Alice Springs.


This theme has been sitting with my heart for a while now and when I was out in Mparntwe*, I was fortunate to spend time with the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group. They are Sisters, Tiddas, Aunties and they are committed to being a voice and taking action on Family and Domestic Violence issues.

You are encouraged to present aprons that are vibrant, that uplift, create connection and acknowledge all the women who care, love and stand for us – Our Sisters. I hope you will join me in this very special 2023 Apron Project.

Sallianne McClelland

Submissions / Permissions

When creating an Apron we ask you to submit: An Artist’s Statement, Photo and any Website/blog links.

Details and images will be used on our website, social media pages and in promotions of the project.

Prior to mailing your Apron please take three photos of your Apron.

Email Artist & Apron photos, statement to The Apron Project.

Australian Deadlines

 Friday 17 November: to be included in the showcase in Alice Springs

AUS/NZ Aprons: The Apron Project,
3 Stephen Street, Hornsby NSW 2077

US Aprons: The Apron Project, 115 Village Hill Road, Willington CT 06279

Please email us if you have questions.

Make Your Own Apron

Janome Australia have a great DIY Project online that you can access if you wish to sew your own submission.  

Purchasing Aprons

Aprons are available for purchase in Australia – Contact us

Artists in the USA may like to purchase directly through Amazon.

Please wash and iron your apron before working on it.

Instagram & Facebook – use hashtags #apronproject2023 #tangwomen #eatcakecreate @eatcakecreate @tangwomen


Did you see these beautiful aprons when they passed through town?

More than 80 aprons created by artists from all over the world travelled to towns across New South Wales in an effort to start conversations about domestic violence.

Together we can take down the invisible barriers, rebuild hearts and homes simply by listening.


– Sallianne McClelland, Apron Project 

First comes the grief, then comes the rising.


– DV Survivor, Narrabri NSW

I was a victim but now I am strong. Once you walk away you discover a life that has been waiting for you.


– DV Surivor, Broken Hill NSW

Thank you for seeing us and coming to country.


– Resident, Goulburn NSW

100% Raised by the 2023 Apron Project will benefit the programs delivered by
Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group

Tangentyere Women's Family Safety Group

Walk beside her today.

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