The painting depicts two tribes coming for ceremony, trading, gathering, sharing, games, hunting and fishing.
Respecting each others cultural knowledge and customs and to build a solid foundation for the future.
Name: Luke Penrith (Maliyan)
Where I’m From:
I belong to theWiradjuri, Wotjobaluk, Yuin, Palawa & Gumbaynggirr Nations of South Eastern Australia.
I live and work on my grandmothers country (Wiradjuri) which is the biggest Tribe in NSW.
My Biggest Achievement is:
Without a doubt it is being a father to five deadly children - Jaden Yarrawah, Jurrah Roy, Iluka Bobby, Umbarra Vince & Kiah Edna Rose.
Im also proud of the constant work in Indigenous Affairs for the past 15 years.
Sporting, Legal, Employment and Training industries.
I have recently venture into Small Business ownership which is challenging but very rewards. I love my Art, Heritage and Cultural knowledge
My artwork is contemporary / modern / Different / Collaborative
My role models are:
Adam Goodes and Michael O’loughlin for their Elite sporting abilities but also the generous work they do off-Field.
I also look up to a number of community leaders and Elders.
My passions are:
My passion is being able to give back to communities through the work I do, the business I own and Run.
I love my culture, especially my Koori Art, Sport also played a big factor in my life.
Favourite Motivational Quote:
“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people." ~Thich Nhat Hanh