In 2013 MWRC established Marnin Studio, a therapeutic arts enterprise that supports women to turn the things they love to do into projects that provide a source of income. The studio combines a strength based, community led, therapeutic approach to empowerment.
Products from Marnin Studio are contemporary in design but based in the women's deep knowledge of the local environment, culture and community. Artists reflect upon place such as the seasonal movements including the colours, textures, flora and fauna and associated cultural knowledge of what can be eaten, hunted, used as bush medicine, used to care for country, used to preserve or pass on cultural knowledge.
This knowledge is then transmitted into design, through the support of a culturally sensitive artist in residency program. This process of connecting to country, provides the opportunity for local women to connect with language, stories and memories.