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Gather, Gathers, Gathering

Artist John Murray (Girramay) lives at Murray Upper, north-west of Cardwell. He began painting in 2008 and immediately found working creatively as a outlet for positive expression.  Arts has also provided John a means of communication, empowering his voice and sharing his stories without the limitation of his disabilities.


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: John Murray
Cultural Group: Girramay
Material: Glazed ceramic  
Dimensions: 17.5 cm  x  9.7 cm x 4 cm
Cat #168 -15

Bigin Bowl by John Murray