Sally Murray 2019. Image: Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre

Artist in Profile: Sally Murray

Sally Murray is a Jirrbal woman of the Davidson Creek area, and she lives in the Jumbun Community at Murray Upper. Sally is a skilled weaver of the traditional Gundala basket - a coil basket made with split layer cane and the traditional small grass mini basket. She is also a painter and potter. She draws on her feelings for the landscape to visually express the environment and stories of her cultural heritage. Sally passes on her traditional knowledge to children and other members of the community through weaving, workshops and field trips.

Sally’s work is included in a number of major institutional collections including the Queensland Art Gallery and University of Queensland Art Museum. Sally also has work in two touring exhibitions, Manggan - gather, gathers, gathering and the Clay Stories exhibitions. Most recently she has had work included in a sculptural installation commission at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre, and currently has work in the Berder. Gaba. Urrkng. Wantja exhibition at Nishi Gallery Canberra.

Main image credit: Sally Murray 2019. Image: Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre

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