PremiAir Racing has taken the covers off its first Indigenous livery for the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown.
Indigenous artist Kiewa Tya Austin-Rioli designed the artwork for Chris Pither’s car, which will carry Coca-Cola No Sugar branding.
The #22 PremiAir Coca-Cola No Sugar Commodore features artwork centred on unity.
The one-off livery was unveiled at the Landmark at Gateway on Tuesday, with Pither and Austin-Rioli in attendance.
Austin-Rioli, a Gunditjmara and Tiwi Islander woman, owns and runs the Sweet Water Art design studio.
“I’m excited to be here in Darwin to unveil our livery for Indigenous Round, alongside artist Kiewa Austin-Rioli at the Landmark Hotel,” said Pither.
“It’s great to be working with our partner Coca-Cola Europacific Partners to use the power of the Coke brand to shine a light on an incredibly talented young artist this Indigenous round.
“Kiewa’s high-impact livery design completely reimagines Coca-Cola’s iconic logo whilst honouring her connection to country.
“The Top End is a great place, I’m happy to be back and to officially celebrate First Nations people is special.”