AFTER designing the Demons’ 2021 AFLW Indigenous guernsey, Melbourne’s Krstel Petrevski has ventured into new territory.
The 20-year-old, who hadn’t previously fancied herself as an artist, has created another masterpiece, designing an Indigenous jersey for NRL club Melbourne Storm.
The Storm will wear the special design this Thursday, during Round 12 of the NRL season, as well as in Round 20.
Designed by the talented Krstel Petrevski, explore the details of our Indigenous jersey. pic.twitter.com/Z3obGYK8BN— Narrm Storm ?? (@storm) May 24, 2021
Petrevski’s design centres around the Storm’s 2020 premiership year, where it spent time in a Queensland hub, and the connection it has to its home state of Victoria.
Art in the shape of the state features on the front panel of the jersey, while the Yarra River is also represented through a curved purple line.
Circles within the design symbolises all the people that play their part – players, staff, family and members – with lines connected these circles recognises the many cultures within the club’s community.
It also includes footprints to represent a player’s journey, a handprint reflective of the club’s five values, and the names of the Storm’s past and present Indigenous players.
Petrevski is a proud Indigenous woman from the Kija/Jaru tribe and began dabbling in art last year.