Podcast: Rheanna creates connection through her artwork

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Rheanna Lotter is a proud Yuin woman, former NSW Indigenous cricket representative and founder of Ngandabaa. Growing up in Willow Vale – in the NSW Southern Highlands – sport, culture and art have been a large part of Rheanna’s life.

Rediscovering the love for art in her early twenties, Rheanna’s first commissioned work was with Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers, designing their community jerseys for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander T20 Cup. From there, Rheanna’s work has extended to the NSW teams at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships, Sydney Thunder Women’s Big Bash League, Sydney Thunder Big Bash League, Australian Football League and the Australian Paralympic team, amongst various other projects locally and overseas.

“Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers were the first teams to approach me about doing a design…that was the first jersey I did in 2016,” Rheanna said.

“Sport in itself brings us together…everyone is on that same level and we all have that common goal.”

Now living in Colyton, Rheanna continues to broaden her perspective. With a unique platform, Rheanna is able to showcase her passions and use that opportunity to connect and educate.

“My dream was to always share my art and my culture…I found that bringing my love of sport and art together was the best way for me to do that,” Rheanna said.

“To find something (art) that brought me happiness…it enabled me to connect with people. I want to bring art to everyone and show how beautiful our culture is.”

Find out more in the latest episode of the Passion & Perspective Podcast, hosted by Jonathan Robinson-Lees.

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