Emily Murray identifies herself as a Girramay and Jirrbal Traditional Owner of the Davidson Creek area. Emily lives at Murray Upper, north-west of Cardwell.
Emily has a very strong connection to place and heritage and draws from traditional stories, calendar events in the lives of plants and animals, and the places where she lives and camps for her inspiration. Emily is not afraid of a challenge and works across a number of mediums including weaving, painting and ceramics.
Her work is represented in a number of private and institutional collections in Australia including the Queensland Art Gallery, British Museum, Lady Cilento Mater Children's Hospital, National Museum of Australia and others. Her work has been included in major sculptural installations for the Museum of Oceanography Monaco (2015 - 6 months); Cairns Performing Arts Centre (2018 permanent); Strand Ephemera (2012- 2 weeks received Excellence Award) Townsville.
Bigin (Shield) Bowl is an unique pottery design, specific to the Girringun Artist Collective. Inspired by the shape and form of the traditional rainforest shields (bigin) of the Girringun region these hand-made and individually painted ceramic bowls are highly collectible. Traditionally made from a light weight timber the shields were used in battle and painted in patterns which reflected tribal affiliations.
This item is a hand-crafted, one off original item and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Artist: Emily Niganday Murray
Cultural Group: Girramay
Material: Glazed Ceramic
Dimensions: 16 cm x 9 cm
Gather, Gathers, Gathering
SKU : 94-15