Gulnay Traditional Owner
Painter, Weaver, Ceramisist
Doris Kinjun is a Gulnay Elder of the Tully River area. She is a language speaker, a story teller and a well known and respected weaver specializing in traditional forms and styles including the jawun, burrajingal, mindi and gundala. These are made from either lawyer cane or local grasses and were used to carry food, tools, babies, catching fish and processing food.
Doris has extended her arts practice to include pottery, textiles and painting.
Examples of her work has been acquired for the Parliament House Art Collection, the Queensland Art Gallery and shortlisted for the 2010 Telstra Indigenous Art Awards
2011 Across Country five years of indigenous Australian art, GOMA QLD
2011 Girringun Guni Mara, Merenda Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2010 CIAF 2010, Cairns
2010 Girringun at Hinchinbrook, Hinchinbrook Art Gallery, Ingham
2010 Girringun at Canopy, Canopy Artspace, Cairns.
2010 6th Shalom Gamarada Ngiyani Yana, Shalom College UNSW, Sydney
2010 Yunggul One Together, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane
2009 Mundi – Big Mob, Girirngun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell
2009 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns
2007 Bunyaydinyu Rainforest weaving, Perc Tucker Art Gallery, Townsville
2006 Wabu-barra: Art from the Rainforest Townsville Cultural Centre
2006 Story Place: Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest
2006 Woven Purpose: Weavings form the Jumbun, Lockhart River and Aurukun Communities.
2010 Tully Show – First Prize, Ceramics