Controversy over Port Adelaide rider, plagiarized native rider, Elle Campbell social media, investigation, scam
Port Adelaide is investigating accusations that the design of this one for this year’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round was plagiarized.
This week, the club unveiled their jumper, which they said was created by a student of the club’s Aboriginal Power Cup – a program focused on engaging youth in Indigenous culture.
On Thursday night, however, Indigenous artist Elle Campbell took to social media, writing that the guernsey of power was based on ‘my exact painting’, accusing the student’s submission of being a blatant copy of her. artwork.
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Campbell has posted numerous photos of the painting, which she says was shown at Flinders Medical Center in May 2019 as part of National Reconciliation Week.
“The meaning behind this painting was my family’s ancestral cemetery in SE Kingston and the connection we still have to the native flora and fauna on these lands,” Campbell explained in another article.
“My mother sent me a photo of kangaroos coming out of the scrub to go swimming in the water, which was the inspiration for this painting.
In a statement, Port Adelaide said it was investigating the allegations.
“Port Adelaide is aware of allegations that surfaced on social media last night regarding the design of their native Guernsey for the upcoming Sir Doug Nicholls Round,” the club said.
“The club are investigating the allegations and will not make any further comment until they have all the information at hand.”