Drinking Fountain Art by Aboriginal Artist Luke Penrith: ‘Native Bees’
Buzz Buzz Art Lovers! Ready to quench your thirst for knowledge and drink deep from the well of creativity?
Then join us in a swirling symphony of colour, connection and ancient stories. Dance with the buzz of life, and discover how every sip reveals a hidden world of wonder.
Following the success of our earlier collaboration with Wiradjuri Artist Luke Penrith, Civiq is proud to announce a new release. Discover fresh designs, each with their own story and meaning.
About Aboriginal Artist Luke Penrith
Luke Penrith is a passionate and proud Aboriginal artist. He belongs to the Wiradjuri, Wotjobaluk, Yuin, and Gumbaynggirr Nations. He currently resides and works on Wiradjuri Country in Central NSW.
Water holds immense significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s deeply connected to their culture, survival, and sustainable water management, guided by Lore (Law). Students, teachers, parents and carers love Penrith’s artwork. It’s beautiful, even more so because of the narrative woven through swirling lines and vivid colours.
” I’m proud of my heritage, the stories my family carry like precious jewels. My art’s about bridges, not walls. It’s about sharing that beauty and teaching about the ancient rhythms of the land. I hope that through my art, we all – wherever we come from – can feel that connection. That responsibility to care for one another and this precious planet we call home.” – Luke Penrith
About the Artwork “Native Bees”
Water is life: Water keeps everything alive, from tiny buzzing bees to us humans. Luke’s paintings feature swirls and dots that remind us how precious water is. And how we all need it to thrive.
Nature’s grand dance: Think of spring unfolding. New flowers poke through the earth, and bees dance in the sun. That’s what Luke’s artwork feels like! It shows how everything in nature is connected, like a big, happy family, all helping each other grow.
Sharing is caring: Just like bees share pollen to make flowers bloom, Luke’s art reminds us that sharing good things makes our whole world better. We need to learn from and celebrate each other’s cultures.
Penrith’s passion for inspiring a brighter future:
As an Aboriginal artist, Penrith is passionate about sharing his culture and values with the wider community. He sees his collaboration with Civiq as an opportunity to educate and inspire young and old.
“I hope these artworks encourage students to embrace healthy habits and make sustainable choices. Plus, appreciate the beauty and importance of water. It’s about building a connection to our environment and understanding our role in protecting it.”
Civiq: Committed to hydration, community, and sustainability
Civiq shares Luke Penrith’s vision for a healthier and more sustainable future. With a range of drinking water stations, Civiq provides accessible and environmentally conscious hydration solutions. At the same time, Civiq supports cultural understanding and community engagement through Custom Art panels on the stations.