Girramay Traditional Owner
Painter and Potter
Alison Murray is a Girramay/Jirrbal Traditional Owner of the Murray Upper area near Cardwell in North Queensland.
Alison has a really strong connection to place and heritage and draws from traditional stories and the places where she lives and camps for her inspiration.
Alison is a relatively new artist (painting and pottery) and first showed her work at the “Murray Upper and Beyond” exhibition at the Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre in 2009. Since then her work was included in the Girringun display at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in August this year. Her artwork has been purchased by the Parliament House Art Collection in Canberra.
2011 Across Country five years of Indigenous Australian art, GOMA QLD
2011 Bunyaydinya Bagu, Merenda Gallery, Fremantle WA
2011 QR Tilt Train, Art + place, Launched Cairns September 2011
2011 Gijalordi, Kick Arts, Cairns (print exhibition)
2011 Bunyaydinyu Bagu, Susanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane
2011 Dulgu-Barra Bagu, Umbrella Studios, Townsville
2011 Spinifex Country and Beyond, Gatakers Art space, Maryborough
2010 Girringun Yunggil, One Together, Susanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Girringun at Canopy, Canopy Art space, Cairns
2010 Shalom Gamarada, UNSW, Sydney
2010 Girringun, Gallery Smith, Melbourne
2009 Mundi – Big Mob, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell
2009 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns
2009 Murray Upper and Beyond, Girirngun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell