Artist | Alison Murray
Girramay Traditional Owner
Alison Murray is a Girramay Traditional Owner of the Murray Upper area, near Cardwell, North Queensland.
Alison is a skilled ceramicist with an outstanding portfolio. Her pottery work consists of both traditional and modern designs, including Bagu sculptures, vases, jewellery, Bigin bowls and three dimensional animals. Drawing from traditional stories, Alison’s strong connection to family, place and heritage is manifested in the work she produces. Her eye for detail, great understanding of composition, colour and pattern making is evident in her award winning pieces.
Alison’s artwork has been acquired by the Parliament House Art Collection, National Maritime Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Alison was most notably awarded the inaugural Emerging Artist Award by the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. She was a finalist in the 2016 Shepparton Indigenous Ceramic Art Awards & Salon Des Refuses (Darwin). Alison has also created commissioned works for the Cairns Performing Art Centre.