Uncommon Artwork Commission with Kye Lane

An aboriginal man proudly displaying an uncommon painting of a river.

As an Uncommon Electricians family, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we work and pay our respects to Indigenous Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

The Traditional Owners of the Ipswich region are the Clans that identify as being a part of the Yagara/Yugara Language Group (the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul People).

To celebrate the launch of Uncommon Electricians we had the absolute privilege of working with Kye Lane, of Kye Lane Art who developed a one-of-a-kind piece of Aboriginal artwork, along with a story capturing the Uncommon spirit while paying tribute to the land and country on which we stand.  

The Uncommon Story:

The river outline in the painting is the same shape of the Bremer River at the Riverheart Parklands walk close to Chalk Electrician’s office. This pay’s respects to the local country that the business is.

There are several camps along the river in the painting which represent Yugara/Ugarapul peoples, who would have several camps along waterways prior to colonisation. Most camps were close to waterways for a convenient access to food and water.

The lower creek banks are shades of grey, and the upper banks are shades of orange, the two logo colours.

The platypus in the river represent the “Uncommon” theme of the business rebrand. Platypus are unique creatures as they are only one of three mammals who lay eggs. It is important that we care for and nurture this animal because of their uniqueness, just as it is important for businesses and communities to en-courage difference and diversity. If we are all the same, we are not learning from each other. Platy-pus e-DNA is still detected in the Bremer and Bris-bane river catchment today, representing it’s resil-ience and perseverance.

Altogether, this design brings together the local country, local people and the Uncommon theme.

We are eternally grateful to Kye for sharing his gift with us, for this truly amazing piece of art and for capturing the essence of our Uncommon spirit. You can check out Kye’s work at https://www.kyelaneart.com

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