Turning Art into Apparel
This artwork was created for the Illawarra Hawks’ NBL22 Indigenous jersey as a digital design.
I wanted to keep the design in line with the club's mascot and colours but recreating the hawk with a more traditional style design detailed with Aboriginal dot and line work.
The idea of creating a gathering symbol was always an idea I wanted to implement and it worked perfectly with placing the basketball in the middle.
The gathering symbol represents the club, the team and the community coming together celebrating the NBL and in particular the Indigenous round.
The lower half of the artwork represents Sea Country where the Illawarra Hawks are located in Dharawal Country, with the waves forming the ocean connecting to the land.
The players are represented in this section symbolising their connection to the land.
The two white dot symbols represent the community of supporters and fans coming together as one to celebrate the special occasion. They are symbolised in the design as a way for the club to show its respect for its supporters and First Nations people.
Illawarra Hawks Indigenous Jersey Presentation
St George Illawarra Dragons
Over 4 years St George Illawarra Dragons commissioned art pieces to use for their Indigenous round. The artworks were a focus of the land which the club resides; Dharawal Country.
The designs symbolise the connection the club has to their fans and communities with the main totem of Sea Country symbolised as the Whale.
2108 - 2019 Artwork