The Down South Aboriginal Health Team have deadly new uniforms to match the new direction the team are taking this year.
They are planning to bring you more health promotion activities and community engagement and needed a fresh new look to match. The shirts are a modern and powerful print, which are easily identifiable in the community.
The design is by Sheldon Lee, a proud Aboriginal Thungutti man residing in Brisbane. He has been painting for over twenty years and combines traditional Indigenous art styles with contemporary use of colour, precise line work and detailing. His designs also hold a strong spiritual significance whilst expressing his personal stories and journey as an artist.
The artwork on these shirts depicts the Rainbow Serpent . Considered to be the ultimate creator of everything in the universe and features in the Dreamtime stories of Indigenous Australians. It controls life's most precious resource -water, which is often associated with watercourses such as billabongs, rivers, creeks and lagoons in Dreamtime. They had a choice of four designs and the team unanimously chose this one. They love the new shirts and have attracted a lot of attention. And no, the girls said you can’t have one.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.