Emily Murray

Emily MurrayGirramay / Jirrbal Traditional Owner
Painter and Potter

Emily Murray identifies herself as a Girramay and Jirrbal Traditional Owner of the Davidson Creek area. Emily lives at Murray Upper, north-west of Cardwell.

Emily has a very strong connection to place and heritage and draws from traditional stories, calendar events in the lives of plants and animals, and the places where she lives and camps for her inspiration. Emily is not afraid of a challenge and works across a number of mediums including weaving, painting and ceramics. Her work is represented in a number of private and institutional collections in Australia including the Queensland Art Gallery.

As a weaver of traditional mindi baskets, Emily has been a tutor and demonstrator of weaving practises at schools and art centres across Far North Queensland.

2011-12 Across Country five years of Indigenous Australian art, GOMA QLD
2011 Bunyaydinyu Bagu, Merenda Gallery Fremantle WA
2011 QR Tilt Train, Art + place, Launched Cairns September
2011 Bunyaydinyu Bagu, Susanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane
2011 Spinifex Country and Beyond, Gatakers Art space, Maryborough
2010 Girrringun Gallery Smith, Melbourne
2010 CIAF (Cairns Indigenous Art Fair) Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2010 Telstra Indigenous Art Awards Northern Territory Gallery, Darwin
2010 Girringun at Canopy Canopy Artspace, Cairns
2010 Spirited Gallery Of Modern Art, Brisbane
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 CIAF (Cairns Indigenous Art Fair) Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2009 Yaiyn Bulai Jamanjarran, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell
2009 Murray Upper and Beyond Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell
2009 Girringun GallerySmith, Melbourne
2009 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Tank Arts Centre, Cairns
2009 Group Exhibition Margara Gallery, Atherton


2009 Cover image for Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, Vol 55 No. 4 by license agreement.
2009 Acquisition (painting) for WWF, Brisbane