Artist John Murray (Girramay), loves to tell stories articulating his personal experiences, traditional narrative and a continuing relationship to country.


Murray, who is physically disadvantaged,  has found that making art allows him to better communicate with those around him. The very particular naive pictorial style and whimsical designs of ‘John’s Stories’ transform the traditional creation stories, passed down by the wiggy (old people). The paintings also bring to life stories from daily life; fishing, camping, living in the forest and family life. 

Artist: John Murray
Cultural Group: Girramay
Medium: Design on silk
Dimensions: 80cms x 80cms


Silk scarf: Camping story by John Murray

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