Ceduna artist Beaver Lennon said he was proud to be part of the 'Vietnam - One In, All In' art exhibition which is currently on show at Port Lincoln.
The exhibition, which will also visit Port Augusta, depicts Indigenous soldiers who served in the Vietnam War.
Mr Lennon said the face on his artwork, entitled 'Indigenous Return, Vietnam Veteran' was generic and designed to represent all returning veterans.
The piece took him three months to complete.
"I was proud and excited to take part in the exhibition," Mr Lennon said.
"It was challenging, because of the story and the history of Vietnam."
Mr Lennon went to the earlier opening in Adelaide and said the feedback he had received had been positive.
He said the design drew inspiration from the ribbon on the Australian Army badge.
Fellow Ceduna artist Ashley Pompey was also part of the exhibition as a curatorial associate and was at the recent Port Lincoln opening.