Port Lincoln artist contributes to Norwood guernsey

The Norwood Redlegs will feature some artwork from a local artist on their guernseys in their match against Glenelg on Saturday, which tells a story of Aboriginal communities connecting and sharing culture with the younger generations.

Port Lincoln resident Kelly Carbine created the design which was adopted by Norwood for the SANFL Indigenous Round this weekend.

Ms Carbine said her friend Anthony Wilson, who plays for Norwood suggested she contribute a design for consideration and was happy her work was selected for a big stage like the SANFL.

Her artwork includes a large emblem on the back to represent a large gathering of people, on the front a bigger half circle to represent people of different parts of the country coming together and small half circles to represent younger generations.

Dots and lines on the guernsey represent the desert, grass and sea areas connecting and coming together.

"It's a story about teaching, connecting and closeness of all the different tribes of Aboriginal people over the country coming together," she said.

"I'm a strong believer the elders should continue to teach the younger generation our Aboriginal culture."

Ms Carbine said she was from a Wirangu and Kokatha background and learned how to do symbols from elders while growing up in Coober Pedy.

She had also contributed designs used on shirts for Port Lincoln Children's Centre and Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service youth camps, as well as for Mallee Park.

Ms Carbine said she was also submitting a design for the Adelaide Strikers cricket team to use and was hopeful it would also be adopted.