“I make a lot of string and I want to make a fish trap and turkey trap. Emerging from the rainforest canopy and a culture spanning countless generations, the work of Girringun artists is attracting a lot of attention.
The Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre has also played an assisting role throughout the process where-ever possible. Weaving is done by both men and women, and the diversity of resources between land and sea have resulted in a vast array of implements being crafted for use. Abe Muriata fields media questions at CIAF. Home to multi-award winning artists and craftsmen. Photo Gabrielle Sullivan Indigenous Art Code 2017. Girringun Art Centre receives financial support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and from the Federal Government’s Ministry for the Arts through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program.
“Artist Alison Murray received the Inaugural Emerging Artist Award this year for a series of 10 ceramic works about her family. Weaving is done by both men and women, and the diversity of resources between land and sea have resulted in a vast array of implements being crafted for use.
Some of his interests include his family, camping and fishing, checking out trucks and heavy machinery as well as his creative pursuits – drawing, painting, ceramics and print making. WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned photographs/videos on this website may contain images of deceased persons which may cause sadness or distress. They are developing a research project which looks at Aboriginal engagement with Natural Science Collections in the Qld Museum. “The South Australian Museum has one of the largest institutional collections of traditional objects from the Ingham, Tully and Rockingham Bay areas in Australia,” Valerie Keenan said. A living functioning art centre, it is not unusual to see artists in the workshop developing new work and honing their craft. “It was held at the Tanks Art Centre and we have been involved every year since then. The Museum of Tropical North Queensland in Townsville is the first venue of a national tour of artworks and cultural objects from the rainforest people of the Girringun region. “Painted by someone who wasn’t an Aboriginal. A new exhibition of contemporary and traditional objects, Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering was opened recently at the South Australia Museum in Adelaide.
Established in 2008, the Girringun Art Centre is home to multi-award winning artists and craftsmen.
“We began our association with the event at the very first CIAF in 2009,” Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre Manager Valerie Keenan said.
“We were also very proud to have the art centre recognised for its contribution and received the Highly Commended Art Centre Award.
“It was held at the Tanks Art Centre and we have been involved every year since then. These artists bring to life the unique cultural story and expression of the distinctive Aboriginal rainforest art traditions and culture of the Girringun region, to share with the world. Debra Murray – Arts Worker. Once Philip has finished his traps he will then look at using the bush string to make more contemporary items.
“This exhibition carried a positive message and demonstrates the diversity of the rainforest culture of Far North Queensland which is quite different to the rest of Australia.”.
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