***Warning, this sale mentions an esteemed artist now deceased.
S. Murray (Dec) was a Jirrbal woman of the Davidson Creek area. She lived at the Jumbun Community at Murray Upper and was a skilled weaver of the traditional Gundala basket, a coil basket made with a split lawyer cane, and the traditional small grass mindi basket.
S. Murray was also an emerging painter and potter. She drew on her feeling for the landscape to visually express the environment and stories of her cultural heritage.
S. Murray passed on her traditional knowledge to the children and other members of the community through weaving workshops and field trips. Her work is included in a number of major institutional collections including Queensland Art Gallery and University of Queensland Art Museum.
Her final large scaled work was included in a sculptural installation commission for the Cairns Performing Arts Centre.
Sadly, S. Murray passed away in 2020. This Bagu represents a very special collectable from S. Murray as no further work was produced.
Artist: S. Murray (Dec) - Artist image not shown out of cultural respect.
Cultural Group: Girramay/Jirrbal
Materials: Clay Ceramic Non-Traditional Materials
Cat # 113-16
Bagu by S. Murray
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