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Artist | Nephi Denham
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Girramay Traditional Owner

Nephi Denham participating in Clay Bossses residency in JamFactory’s Ceramics Studio

Nephi Denham is a Girramay Traditional Owner of the North Murray Area. He is a speaker of language and currently lives at Jumbun, north-west of Cardwell. Nephi is one of the youngest artists working at Girringun and has quickly displayed his creative talents.

Nephi has always loved to work with his hands. A piece of Nephi’s work was acquired by the Gallery of Modern Art, Qld Art Gallery earlier this year and another piece is included in a Girringun installation which has been shortlisted for the 2010 Telstra Indigenous Art Awards.


Nephi’s work reflects his Aboriginal heritage, traditional stories and the environment in which he lives.

NAVA Artist Profile: Nephi Denham

Footage Courtesy of NAVA 


2012 30 Years Under 30 Years, Mossenson Gallery VIC
2011 Bagu on the Strand, Strand Ephemera, Townsville (Artistic Excellence Award)
2011 Across Country Five Years Of Indigenous Australian Art, GOMA QLD
2011 QR Tilt Train, Art + Place Project, Launched Cairns September
2011 Tully Agricultural Show, Landscape or Seascape 3rd Prize
2011 Gijalordi, Kick Arts ,Cairns
2011 Spinifex Country And Beyond, Gatakers Art space, Maryborough QLD
2011 Dulgu-Barra Bagu, Umbrella Studios, Townsville
2011 Bunyaydinyu Bagu, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Girringun at Hinchinbrook, Hinchinbrook Gallery, Ingham
2010 Gamarada, Shalom College, UNSW, Sydney
2010 Girringun At Canopy, Canopy Art+space, Cairns
2010 Girringun Yunggul One Together, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane
2009 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

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