Dick Johnson Racing has revealed its livery for Supercars’ first Indigenous round at the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown.
The team will also carry the special design, which represents a ‘Community of Communities’, at the Townsville round, which coincides with NAIDOC week.
Dick Johnson Racing partnered with Bayila Creative to collaborate on the livery. The lead artist, Dixon Patten (Bitja), is a proud Yorta Yorta, Gunnai, Gunditjmara, Yuin, Jaithmathang and Wiradjuri man and his artistic practice is informed by the strong cultural values his family and community have imprinted into his mind, heart and spirit.
Bayila Creative worked closely with Viva Energy Australia on a bespoke artwork to celebrate the launch of their first Reconciliation Action Plan.
“Last year’s Darwin event was a privilege to take part in with our livery design and a historic moment for Supercars,” said Dick Johnson Racing executive chairman and co-owner, Ryan Story.
“Now, to be able to work with Dixon and tell his artistic story via the Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang GTs, is something we are incredibly proud of and can’t wait to showcase during the Indigenous round.
“To be supported by our partners on this project and work with Viva Energy Australia on such an important initiative is very special. The livery design is not only symbolic to Bayila Creative and First Nations community, but to every member of our team.”