Artist | Doris Kinjun
Gulngay Traditional Owner
Doris Jajanyu Kinjun is a Gulngay Elder, of the Tully River area, one of the endangered Aboriginal communities with less than 25 people remaining.
She is a fluent language speaker, a story teller and a well known and respected weaver specializing in traditional forms and styles including the jawun, burrajingal, mindi and gundala, These are made from either lawyer cane or local grasses and were used to carry food, tools and babies, catching fish and processing food.
Doris has extended her arts practice to include pottery, textiles and painting.
Examples of her work has been acquired for a number of institutional and prestigious collection, she was included in an installation shortlisted for the 2010 Telstra Indigenous Art Awards and she is currently lead artist on Gijalordi – The Kingfisher Story, an Art Place Project for the Tully Multi-Purpose Centre.