Nephi Denham is a Girramay Traditional Owner of the North Murray Area, outside of Cardwell, Queensland. He is based in Tully, Queensland.
A master craftsman, Nephi’s collection includes woven Mindi baskets, Bagu sculptures and paintings. He is renowned for his wonderful grasp of form and precise lines. An assisting artist on the Chainsaw Gunduy Sculpture in 2014, Nephi maintains a focused interest in sculptural formats. Drawing from his rich cultural heritage, Nephi’s art reflects his family’s stories and the environment in which he grew up in. Nephi is also a speaker of his traditional Girramay language.
Nephi’s work is included in a number of private and public collections. He has been the recipient of the The Cairns Airport Innovation Award (Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, CIAF 2019) and The Strand of Ephemera (Townsville Artistic Excellence Award).
Artist: Nephi Denham
Cultural Group: Girramay
Materials: Clay Ceramic non-traditional
Dimensions: 34 cm x 13 cm x 6 cm
Cat # 245-16
Bagu by Nephi Denham
Arts and crafts: Girringun Art Centre's