ABC Everyday

Tisha Tejaya on ABC

Posted Tuesday 19 April 2022

Talking to her family about their journey was only the beginning — Tisha still wanted an understanding of her broader community’s experiences.

The revelation she’d had about food being a vessel for memories and a way to express emotions led her to another: The local market community was full of people with lived experiences similar to that of Tisha’s family.

By Yasmin Jeffery

Awards Australia

Tisha Tejaya, NT Innovation Award Winner!

Posted Friday 8 April 2022

The Charles Darwin University Innovation Award recognises young people that have demonstrated creative, inspirational and innovative thinking and have made a significant contribution to an entrepreneurial culture and globally competitive Northern Territory.

Tisha Tejaya founded Cultivation, an initiative that uses art, stories and technology to bridge cultural, language and generational gaps. Since 2020, Tisha has self-published the ‘Parap & Rapid Creek Market Pocketbook’ now in its second edition. The pocketbook contains botanical illustrations, produce profiles, migrant and refugee anecdotes and recipe ideas. Tisha received funding from the NT Regional Arts Funds and is donating 500 copies of the pocketbook to the Territory community.

ABC Heywire

Meet the 2022 Trailblazers

Posted Wednesday 2 March 2022

ABC Heywire is proud to announce and celebrate the winners of the 2022 Trailblazers program.

Trailblazers is an opportunity for anyone aged between 18 to 28 who is driving positive social change projects in their regional communities and would like to see their work celebrated nationally.

Through Cornucopia, Tisha is celebrating the experiences of her community by using art and technology to tell stories.

Channel NT

Tropical Produce in Ink

Premiered Friday 25 February 2022

Ever wanted to create your own tropical-inspired artworks?

Tisha Tejaya is an ink illustrator and the author of the wonderful ‘Parap and Rapid Creek Pocketbook’ which features over 100 exquisite botanical illustrations, recipe ideas, folklore and anecdotes from Australia’s Northern Territory, and the Top End’s multicultural market community.

Tisha is so proud of her heritage and her rediscovery of the importance of food and family, that she shares her passion, skill and knowledge in this 8-part Channel NT Workshop Series.

Gardening Australia

Tisha Tejaya on Gardening Australia

Broadcast Friday 10 September 2021

Tisha Tejaya is a young Darwin artist and lawyer who has recently illustrated a pocketbook guide to Darwin’s local produce and markets. The project connected her with the migrant and refugee growers and market vendors of Darwin, and with her own Chinese-Indonesian cultural heritage.

SBS Australia

Tisha Tejaya on SBS News

Published Monday 28 June 2021

This illustrator has found a unique way to reconnect with the country where she was born.

By Aneeta Bhole

ABC Darwin Radio

Tisha Tejaya on Late Lunch with Miranda Tetlow

Broadcast Tuesday 20 April 2021

Last year, Tisha Tejaya set herself the task of writing and illustrating a guide to the tropical fruit and vegetables so abundant at markets around Darwin.

Tisha Tejaya spoke to the ABC’s Miranda Tetlow on Late Lunch.

Off The Leash

NT Writers’ Centre presents Tisha Tejaya

IT GOES WITHOUT saying Top Enders love the delicious produce at Darwin markets. But how well do you know the weird and wonderful goods on sale? Can you tell your moringa from your mangosteen?

For those of us who can’t, artist, lawyer and emerging writer Tisha Tejaya has created a pocket-sized gem that combines gorgeous drawings with stories from her family and handy tips. NT Writers’ Centre caught up with her for a chat.