Hand Painted Sherrin Football by June Smith

Hand Painted Sherrin Football by June Smith

This Sherrin football has been handpainted by Keringke artist June Smith in Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa Community), Central Australia. June is one of the most exhibited and profilic artists at Keringke and throughout the region. Her work has intricate details, bright colours and fine line and dot work. The symbols and shapes used in her paintings are common features of ancient rock art and traditional iconography found throughout Eastern Arrente country.


This is a ONE OF A KIND piece of art! It would make the perfect Christmas gift for any AFL fan or lover of fine Aboriginal art!!!


Official Game Ball of the AFL - Red

Hand-stitched in Melbourne from the highest quality Australian Leather, each official leather game ball has been individually crafted by skilled craftsmen and women for decades.

This is the football that AFL players use on the field!

- Official Game Ball size & Weight (Size 5)
- Australian Made in Melbourne
- Premium quality Australian Leather
- Each ball individually hand-stitched


- More about June Smith -

Skin Name: Pengarte

Language: Eastern Arrente

Region: Ltyentye Apurte, Central Australia

Dreaming: Yalke


June Smith Pengarte was born on 3rd December 1960 and is from Santa Teresa Community (Ltyentye Apurte) in Central Australia. Her family are from the greater area of Alice Springs and surrounding communities. June spent a great deal of her younger days living in Alice Springs and attended school there.


June was one of the first women to begin to paint for Keringke Arts Centre at Santa Teresa in the late 1980’s. She was amongst the women who initially advocated for a place for women to be able to work on their art. Keringke Art Centre was built in 1989. June has played a significant role in mentoring younger artists, supporting the other women and has also held the Chair position for a number of terms. She is strongly involved in her community and is a respected and strong mother and grandmother to her family. She is seen as the pillar of strength and stability within her family, the art centre and the community.


Her artworks are a source of strength for her and she uses patterns, colour and shape to create vibrant works of art that share her sense of self, culture, community and country. Her paintings are always bright and colourful and her black and white series contrast beautifully.


In 2007 June held her first solo exhibition with Gecko Gallery in Broome. She participates in multiple group exhibitions annually and has done so since approximately 1990. In 2001 she was a finalist in the 18th annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award; this is Australia’s premier art award and is a credit to her paintings, style and commitment to her artwork. She was also a selected entrant in both 1998 and 1999. June’s paintings are also held in several art collections in Australia and the USA. June Smith Pengarte is certainly an artist worth considering, her paintings are affordable, her talent in clear and been recognised. She had been commissioned to create several artworks and silk hanging as well as in 2005 commissioned to design the new carpet for the Alice Springs Airport with Ulster Carpets. Her artworks have also been reproduced in ties, scarfs, journals and silk hanging. 


(Artist bio: https://www.aboriginalartstore.com.au/artists/june-smith/#:~:text=June%20Smith%20Pengarte%20was%20born%20on%203rd%20December%201960%20and,Springs%20and%20attended%20school%20there.)


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