Design by Elaine Chambers-Hegarty
Artwork description: “The lines in the background of the design represent the journey a player may take to get to this level of AFL, with meeting places along the way to represent other Indigenous players from other teams and the sacred grounds they work and play on,” Chambers-Hegarty explained.
Elaine’s bio: A proud Aboriginal woman, born and bred in Brisbane, Chambers-Hegarty has family links to the Koa People of Winton area in QLD as well as Kuku Yalangi. Her parents’ families were taken and grew up ‘under the Act’ on Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement in SE Queensland. They followed their dreams and moved on to Brisbane.
Elaine says, “I am so proud of my family and the creative work that they produce. Sport is always a big thing amongst our people as well. When I saw this competition I thought what better way to promote my art than on a guernsey in one of the top sports of our country? I’ve never been to Melbourne, so this experience is extra special to me.”