Wattle Screen Printed Tea Towel
Screen printed tea towel with Wattle design by Ninney Murray for Queensland based Girringun Art Centre.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Established in 2008, the Girringun Art Centre is home to multi-award winning artists and craftsmen. Located in Cardwell, Queensland, Girringun represents artists from nine Traditional Owner Groups: the Nywaigi, Gugu Badhan, Warrgamay, Warungnu, Bandjin, Girramay, Gulngay, Jirrbal and Djiru people.
The traditional country of these groups covers some 25,000 square kilometres of country in the state's far-North. Objects from this country are significantly different from those of much of the rest of Australia. Weaving is done by both men and women, and the diversity of resources between land and sea have resulted in a vast array of implements being crafted for use.
A living functioning art centre, it is not unusual to see artists in the workshop developing new work and honing their craft. The stories and environments of this ancient culture are being transformed daily into visual images and designs by weavers, painters, potters, textile artists and makers of traditional objects. These artists bring to life the unique cultural story and expression of the distinctive Aboriginal rainforest art traditions and culture of the Girringun region, to share with the world.
Ninney Murray is a Jirrbal/ Girramay woman. She is based in the Jumbun Aboriginal Community of the Murray Upper area, North-West of Cardwell, Queensland. A multidisciplinary artist with a broad portfolio, Ninney is an accomplished painter, ceramicist and expert weaver. Taught by her Aunty, Ninney frequently weaves Jawun, Burrajingal, Gundala and Mindi baskets. She is one of few to still construct Wungarr, known as traditional eel traps.
Ninney shares her rich cultural knowledge through the workshops in which she facilitates. Her paintings capture the story of her elders. Her Bagu sculptures are full of personality and life. Ninney’s art is a visual expression of her connection to home and family. Multiple private and institutional collections, including the Queensland Art Gallery, have acquired Ninney’s work.
Materials: 100% Linen
Care Instructions: Gentle wash in cold water with a mild soap
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Handmade in Australia.