Grace Reid

Grace ReidJirrbal Traditional Owner
Weaver and Potter




Grace Reid is a Jirrbal woman of the Davidson area, Grace is a skilled weaver and maker of traditional objects, in particular the Bagu with Jiman (fire maker). Her immersion in traditional culture from childhood has meant that she has a wonderful sense of shape and form which has extended into the creation of more contemporary objects in recent years. Grace is an emerging sculptor and ceramicist. Her work is inspired by and has its origins in the traditions and environment of her rainforest Aboriginal ancestors.

EXHIBITIONS:
2012 Bagu Visit Mission, Unique Frames, Mission Beach
2011 Girringun Guni Mara, Merenda Gallery, Fremantle WA
2011 QR Tilt Train, Art + Place Project, Launched Cairns September
2011 Bagu on the Strand, Strand Ephemera, Townsville (Artistic Excellence Award)
2011 After The Storm, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
2011 Mission Arts Inaugural Exhibition, Mission Beach
2011 Gijalordi, Kick Arts, Cairns
2011 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Cruise Terminal, Cairns
2011 Tully Agricultural Show, Tully
2011 Bunyaydinyu Bagu, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Girringun, Gallery Smith, Melbourne
2010 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2010 Tully Show Art Prize,(First Prize) Traditional Aboriginal Art


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