Indigenous artist and AFL legend Gavin Wanganeen has become an ambassador for Outback Spirit Foundation’s crowdfunding campaign that launches on May 21st to help more indigenous farmers grow and sell native bush foods commercially. (www.outbackspirit.net)
Gavin Wanganeen is an important and inspiring role model within the Indigenous community due to his successful sporting career and transition to working artist.
Well known for being an AFL legend & Brownlow Medalist, Gavin’s glittering career has spanned some 300 senior games at Essendon & Port Adelaide, countless awards and a reputation as one of the best to ever play the game.
Gavin is a descendent of the Kokatha people of the Western Desert in South Australia and a contemporary Indigenous artist. Kokatha people have a strong connection to country, culture and hold the Tjukupa (Lore) and caring for country. The Kokatha lands are in the Central/South Western desert in South Australia.
Gavin has begun exploring and explaining his ancestral links with acrylic and canvas, recreating memories and capturing the beauty of our immense outback.
You can see his work at http://gavinwanganeenart.com.au/about.html
Outback Spirit Foundation Executive Director Chris Mara says, “It’s really terrific to have Gavin as a key campaign ambassador to help get the message out on the Outback Spirit crowdfunding campaign.