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Gather, Gathers, Gathering

Philip Denham is a Girramay man. He is based in the Murray Upper region, North-West of Cardwell, Queensland.


Philip creates work that reflects his cultural ties to country. He is known for his exquisite, earthy-toned Bigin shields, Bagu sculptures, Birrbu-birrbu cross boomerangs and paintings. Philip’s paintings, featuring weather patterns, landscapes and animals - are bold and compelling.


Philip is an outstanding creator of traditional tools, with extensive knowledge of the environment and its resources. He is also a Girramay native language speaker. This knowledge was passed on by his parents, Andy and Daisy Denham, respected elders of the area. A now award winning artist, Philip has received The Cairns Airport Innovation Award (Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, CIAF 2019) and the IACA Lucille Osborne Emerging Artist Award, presented at the Kick Arts Gallery Cairns.


Artist: Philip Denham
Cultural Group: Girramay

Materials: Traditional Materials
Dimensions: 20cm x 8cm
Cat # 14-21

Bala Yadda by Philip Denham

SKU: 14-21
  • Arts and crafts: Girringun Art Centre's arts and crafts are hand produced, one off original works. As such they may from time to time have unique marks or craftsmanship nuances that may be deemed as faults. These will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us within 30 (thirty) days upon receipt of the item if you feel the work has an issue that you'd like to discuss. 

    Merchandise: Girringun Art Centre strives to produce merchandise that is of quality. We understand however that sometimes there may be issues in the reproductions that doesn't reflect this. Should your product be faulty, we are happy to provide a store credit to the price of the item (proof of purchase required). Please contact us within 30 (thirty) days of purchase to arrange your return.  

    Shipping: Any times that are returned will be shipped at your cost. Insurance: We strongly recommend insuring all arts, crafts and fragile products. As we hand our items to reputed freight, postage and courier companies we cannot accept returns of items purchased that have been damaged due to their negligence. 

  • The Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre is located in Cardwell, Far North Queensland. The centre represents artists from nine Traditional Owner Groups, the Nywaigi, Gugu Badhun, Warrgamay, Warungnu, Bandjin, Girramay, Gulgnay, Jirrbal and Djiru people.

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