KPI INDIGENOUS DESIGN RANGE
Turtle Cove by Nathaniel Chapman
About the artwork: On many areas along Australia’s coastlines we have turtle breeding areas. These areas are sacred and our elders forbid hunting on these stretches of coastline. Sustainability of the ocean and it’s wild life is imperative to our people, taking only what we need is our way of life. This artwork is a representation of a Turtle nesting environment that’s flourishing.
About the artist: Nathaniel Chapman is a proud Goenpul/Yuggera man of North Stradbroke Island / Brisbane City. Also hailing from the ‘Wambia’ Tribe on the outskirts of the Northern Territory & Waka Waka country out in Eidsvold QLD. As a young Indigenous man Nathaniel had the privilege to travel to multiple countries devotedly expressing his cultural heritage through song and dance. Nathaniel was given the skin name ‘BILLEN’ which means the Parrot and now he has the privilege to express himself through his art.
The Turtle Cove design range can be personalised to your own organisation’s colours and uniforms. Contact us to bring this creation to life for your team.
Broadbill Swordfish by Nathaniel Chapman
About the artwork: The Broadbill Swordfish is a large and highly predatory fish with a flat pointed bill. For First Nation peoples all around Australia this beast of the ocean was hunted by large canoes manned by our strongest warriors. They would pull a canoe against a current like leaves on a river. The Broadbill Swordfish was highly favoured as a delicacy catching one of these would feed the whole tribe.
Inclusion by Annie Hay
About the artwork: This artwork was commissioned by Annie to highlight the importance of community sports clubs as hubs for social connection and inclusion, especially for otherwise isolated parts of our community. The large circle with people around it (the U shapes) is the team or sporting club. The 4 smaller circles are the communities in which people come from to play or be involved in the sport. The artwork also includes mountains and water, as representation of the idea that it doesn’t matter where you come from, you’re always welcome at the game, sport or club.
About the artist: Annie Hay was born and raised on Tommeginne country (North West Coast) of Lutruwita (Tasmania). Annie is a proud Aboriginal woman, which stems from her matriarchal side, my great grandmother, who unfortunately was part of the Stolen Generation. Art has always been in Annie’s blood. Her painting style is contemporary and has been developed through mentoring from her mother and uncle who are also both accomplished artists. Art is Annie’s way of connecting to her Aboriginal heritage and to country, where much of her inspiration comes from. Annie is an artist member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia and the Indigenous Art Code. You can see more of Annie’s work at Pia Designs.
The Inclusion design range can be personalised to your own organisation’s colours and uniforms. Contact us to bring this creation to life for your team.
Maltha Katji by Luke Duffy
About the artwork: Maltha Katji means community in Kalkadoon, the language of indigenous artist Luke Duffy. Community is the centre of sport and we celebrate the opportunity we have to work every day with the amazing volunteers, committee members and tireless club and association teams that give back to their community every day.
About the artist: Born and raised in Mount Isa, Luke Duffy is a Kalkadoon man. Art has always been a part of Luke’s life and his main focus is Aboriginal contemporary art using digital tools. Luke’s passion is showcasing his Aboriginal heritage and sharing it on a national and international level. Luke’s designs are printed on canvas.
The Maltha Katji design range can be personalised to your own organisation’s colours and uniforms. Contact us to bring this creation to life for your team.
Thampirra by Luke Duffy
About the artwork: This artwork was commissioned by Luke to represent the theme of competition and performance within sport. Thampirra means head of spear in Kalkadoon. It signifies the toughness and resilience of athletes who are driven to fight, win and come back from defeat.
The Thampirra design range can be personalised to your own organisation’s colours and uniforms. Contact us to bring this creation to life for your team.
ABOUT INDIGENOUS DESIGNS
For organisations seeking to incorporate indigenous designs into a bespoke uniform, we recommend you work with your indigenous members or local indigenous community to develop a design that has a connection to the organisation, local region or community. Once these draft concepts are agreed, our team can work with you to create garment designs that incorporate your indigenous design elements. Contact us for more information.