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Artist gifts painted surfboard as 'symbolic bridge'

Central Coast-based New Zealand-born artist Robyn Brown has symbolically connected the Vodafone Warriors with their families through piece of surfboard art she calls ‘desert dreaming’.

In a feature in the Central Coast Community News, Brown, who has lived on the Central Coast for 20 years, said she felt a wave of empathy for the New Zealand NRL team separated from their families for many months through the Covid-19 pandemic.


Local artist, Robyn Brown, has symbolically connected the New Zealand Warriors with their families back home through a...

Posted by Coast Community News on Thursday, May 20, 2021

Inspired by a trip she took to Uluru, Brown painted an intricate design on a retired surfboard used in the local surf and then asked the Central Coast-based NRL team to sign their names on the back of the board.

She took the board to Auckland to hand over to the Vodafone Warriors at Mount Smart Stadium.


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