Girramay / Jirrbal Traditional Owner
Weaver and Painter
Sally Murray is a Girramay/Jirrbal Elder of the Davidson Creek area. She lives at the Jumbun Community at Murray Upper.
She is a skilled weaver of the traditional gundala basket, a coil basket made with a split lawyer cane, and the traditional small grass mindi basket.
Sally is also an emerging painter and potter. She draws on her feeling for the landscape to visually express the landscape and stories of her cultural heritage.
Sally passes on her traditional knowledge to her grandchildren and other members of the Jumbun community through weaving workshops in the community.
2011 Across Country five years of Indigenous Australian art, GOMA QLD
2011 Bagu with Jiman, Indigenous Ceramic Art Award Exhibition, Shepperton
2011 Bunyaydinyu bagu, Merenda Gallery, Fremantle WA
2011 QR Tilt Train, Art + place, Launched Cairns September
2010 Girringun Yunggul One Together, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane
2009-10 Mundi – Together, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre
2009 Three hundred and thirty, GallerySmith, Melbourne
2009 Yaiyn Bulai Jamanjarran, Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre
2009 Girringun, GallerySmith, Melbourne
2009 Jettison Wove Travelling Exhibition, Craft Qld Travelling Exhibition
2008-9 Blak Roots, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns
2008 Mater Hospital Collection, Brisbane
2008 Jettison Wove, Craft Queensland, Brisbane
2006 Wabu-barra: Art from the Rainforest, Townsville Cultural Centre
2005 The Woven Purpose, CQ Gallery, Brisbane, Qld Premiers Cabinet Display