Scott Rathman: Painting for Panama

Renowned Eastern Arrernte artist Scott Rathman has created a vibrant mural to welcome the Panama Women’s National Football team and celebrate the diverse sporting community in the Playford region.

Scott has been painting murals around Australia for over 34 years and has provided mentorship for students at schools and aspiring artists.

“For me, I think Indigenous art from around the world has a lot of similarities in its purpose,” Mr Rathman said.

“The purpose of a lot of traditional art is storytelling and I always want to make sure I honour that tradition.

”Ridley Reserve, in Elizabeth, provided the training base for the Panama Women’s National Football team when they arrived in Australia for their FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign.