Tonya Grant is a Jirrbal woman of the Davidson Falls area, north of Cardwell. Tonya is a painter and draws on traditional colours, patterns and design for her inspiration, in particular drawing on the cyclone motif associated with her naming place.
Her work is held in a number of private and institutional collections including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, the Cairns Regional Gallery, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra.
Tonya’s work has also been used to promote the Echo Creek Cultural Centre where she works as a tour guide, demonstrator and tutor of cultural practices.
Artist: Tonya Grant
Language Group: Jirrbal
Catalogue Number: GAAC120-19
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Stories of the Bunday Bunday falls (Davidson falls)
This Artwork has been created in conditions compliant with the Indigenous Code of Conduct. Copyright remains the property of the artist. This artwork embodies intellectual property of the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of the Girringun region. Dealing with any part of this artwork that has not been authorised is a serious breach of customary law.