About Me

Lani is an Australian Indigenous Artist based in the Illawarra, NSW. She creates art based on contemporary Indigenous design.
"Painting has alway's been a passion of mine, it is a way for me to show and share our beautiful and amazing culture", Lani Balzan
Lani's artworks have been selected as the winner of multiple awards including the NAIDOC 2016 Poster competition, this artwork was used as the 2016 NAIDOC theme across the country.
Her artworks were also winners for the St Vincent Hospital Indigenous Art competition, Cultural Season Art Competition as well as selected for the NSW Parlimentary Art Competition.
Lani has had the honour of working with some amazing companies designing artworks for different aspect of their business. She has created art for many companies such as the St George Illawarra Dragon's, NSW Police Force, NSW Education plus many more.


What We Do.

Lani offers many different services in her business. Although primarly she creates award winning art she also works with communites holding workshops for indigenous and non-indigenous people.

Custom Designs

Have your designs custom made to suit what you like. You can choose to have these painted on canvas to then be tranfered onto other materials, eg. Clothing, Buildings, Accessories, etc.

School Workshops

Lani works with local schools to colaborate aboriginal art into their learning. This usually invloves showcasing the artworks and working with the teachers and students to create murals as well as Ochre body painting.


Desinged artworks which can be used for items such as clothing, apparel, etc


Lani works closely with many companies to design artwork for their business. This can be in the form of staff clothing, murals, painting, etc.


Showcasing The Latest Works.

What They Say About Us.

  • "Lani is a very inspirational young indigenous women. As St George Illawarra Dragons Community Manager, I met Lani in 2015 to commission her for the design of the 2016 Dragons indigenous jersey. Design criteria included recognition and significance to the local Dharawal nation. Lani’s design was outstanding and was unofficially recognised as the best indigenous jersey in the NRL. Lani has also designed the 2017 indigenous jersey to be worn in May.

    Lani continues to work with us and has become, in a short time, highly recognised as an outstanding role model in bringing awareness, knowledge and understanding of aboriginal culture. She will be an integral part of the design of St George Illawarra’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which will be completed mid-2017."

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    Paul Everill Manager Dragons Community, St George Illawarra Dragons.
  • "The Sheldon team approached Lani to create an artwork for us that we could then transfer to a Surf Boat. As part of our ongoing sponsorship of the Newport Surf Life Saving Club, we planned to donate the Surf Boat to them and hence we wanted to make the boat unique to the Aboriginal community in the area. After a brief explanation of what we wished to do, Lani diligently researched and came back to us with a number of suggestions, a shark being the collective decision.

    Lani is a unique artist and we couldn’t be happier with the final piece. The artwork she created for us is truly inspirational. We were able to convert the artwork into a graphic for use on the Surf Boat, and we are lucky enough to now have the piece on display in our office. Passers-by often stop for a look, impressed by the vivid colours and intricate detail. We would happily recommend Lani to anyone who is looking for a memorable piece of art."

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    Robert Bagatella Managing Director, Sheldon Commercial Interiors.


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Illawarra, NSW

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Mobile: 0421 142 466