About the artist – Allan Sumner
The Unity Pin has been designed and developed in collaboration between Australian Aboriginal artist, Allan Sumner, and 100% Aboriginal-owned business, Ochre Dawn Creative Industries.
Born in 1975, Allan is a descendent of the Ngarrindjeri people who come from the lower Murray and the lakes of the Murray River along the Coorong of South Australia. He is also a descendent of the Kaurna people from the Adelaide plains region and the Yankunytjatjara people from central Australia.
In addition to being an established musician, Allan is also an accomplished visual artist and graphic designer.
Since losing his father to cancer, Allan has had a passionate interest in Dreamtime Stories, spending valuable time with his Elders.
Retracing ancient art forms, Allan communicates the stories, passed down from generation to generation, through his contemporary art pieces.