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NRL on lookout for Indigenous artists to design 2019 All Stars jerseys

With the All Stars match returning in 2019 after a one-year hiatus, the NRL is putting out a call for artists from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to design the Indigenous All Stars men's and women's jerseys.

NRL officials want to hear from artists who would like to submit an original and authentic painting design that tells a story of this unique event, the respective teams and which recognises and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

The week-long celebration highlights Indigenous excellence on and off the field and the rich culture of our first nations people.

NRL senior manager for indigenous strategy Mark Deweerd says this is an excellent opportunity for artists to showcase their talents and a chance to share Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

"All Stars in one of the best example of practical reconciliation and is an opportunity for the game to share our culture with the broader rugby league community," he said.

"These jerseys hold a special place in the careers of players that get to wear it and an excellent opportunity for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist to guide the design and showcase their talents as well.

"This is a great platform for an artist to gain recognition while celebrating our culture through their skills at such an important event."

All artwork submissions (including design and relevant background information) must be submitted by 5pm Friday 18th May (AEST). 

Click here to download the design brief.

To submit your artwork, email

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National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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