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Gather, Gathers, Gathering

Alison Murray is a Girramay Traditional Owner of the Murray Upper area near Cardwell in North Queensland.


Alison has very strong attachments to family and this is manifested in the work she produces. With a strong connection to place and heritage, she draws from traditional stories and the places where she lives and camps for her inspiration. Alison has an eye for detail and a good understanding for composition, colour and pattern making.


Most recently Alison was awarded the inaugural Emerging Artist Award at the Cains Indigenous Art Fair and was commissions to create works for Cairns Performing Art Centre (2018)..  Alison first showed her work in 2009.  Since then her work has been included in numerous exhibitions and sd a finalist in the 2016 Shepparton Indigenous Ceramic Art Awards and in the Salon des Refuses in Darwin 2016.. Her artwork has been acquired by the Parliament House Art Collection in Canberra, the National Maritime Museum, National Gallery of Victoria and others.


Bigin (Shield) Bowl is an unique pottery design, specific to the Girringun Artist Collective. Inspired by the shape and form of the traditional rainforest shields (bigin) of the Girringun region these hand-made and individually painted ceramic bowls are highly collectible. Traditionally made from a light weight timber the shields were used in battle and painted in patterns which reflected tribal affiliations. 


This item is a hand-crafted, one off original item and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.


Artist: Alison Murray
Cultural Group: Girramay

Material: Glazed Ceramic
Dimensions: 15.5cm x 8.5cm x 3.5cm 
Cat # 327-17

Bigin Bowl by Alison Murray

SKU: 327-17