Luke PenrithIndigenous Artist for Maxcool Workwear

Biography

Luke Penrith’s ancestry is connected through the Wiradjuri, Wotjobaluk, the Yuin and the Gumbaynggirr Nation. His passion is mentoring and nurturing Indigenous Australian job-seekers. Lore, culture and heritage are paramount to Luke. His art reflects what he sees, hears and can smell and touch; he is a modern contemporary Aboriginal Artist living in Brungle NSW.

Rail Shirt

Bloodlines

Bloodlines is a creation showing the inter-connectedness of the land. It’s our food, our culture, our spirit and identity. Luke’s bloodlines are connected through the rivers, the mountains, the coastline and the plains.

The Wiradjuri Gugar is Luke’s family’s spiritual emblem. Totems define peoples’ roles and responsibilities. The artwork on our shirts represents his four family bloodlines and cultural connections across South Eastern Australia.

His art shows his unique style; bold shapes and tones, representing Luke’s mob and country with indyamarra (respect).

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