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Gather, Gathers, Gathering

Deborah Murray is a Jirrbal woman of the Davidson Falls Area. She is based in the Jumbun Aboriginal Community of the Murray Upper area, North-West of Cardwell, Queensland. 


Deborah is an experienced painter and master traditional weaver of Mindi grass baskets and Jawun bi-cornual baskets. Featuring in multiple shapes and sizes, each individual basket is delicate and shaped with precision. Deborah was taught to weave by her Mother, Desley Henry, a widely recognised and esteemed Jawun weaver. These traditional processes and skills have been passed on to each generation, preserving important family and cultural knowledge. 


As a painter, her strikingly distinct style typically features land and sea animals and block colours. Deborah and Desley’s work has been featured both within Australia and Internationally. In 2019, Deborah received acclaim as the recipient of The Cairns Airport Innovation Award (Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, CIAF). She has also received the Highly Commended, Group Installation, 4th Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Award (Tyto Regional Gallery).


Artist: Deborah Murray
Cultural Group: Girramay

Materials: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 121x91cms
Cat # 900-09

Painting: 'Split Rock Story'

SKU: 900-09
  • 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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