Jabiru Screen Printed Tea Towel
Screen printed tea towel with Kingfisher design by Ethel 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.
Ethel Murray is a Girramay woman, based in Cardwell, North Queensland. She is an award winning painter and ceramicist, creating one of a kind Bigin bowls and Bagu sculptures.
As a contemporary artist, Ethel’s work is bright, fresh and reflects her vibrant environment. Despite her modern style, Ethel pays homage to her roots, often opting for a traditional colour palette. With a love for Native wildlife, Ethel’s work frequently features birds and other animals - becoming her trademark style. Her work showcases her immense talent and exquisite eye for design.
Ethel has honourably received The Cairns Airport Innovation Award (Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, CIAF 2019) and The Strand of Ephemera (Townsville Artistic Excellence Award).
Materials: 100% Linen
Care Instructions: Gentle wash in cold water with a mild soap
Due to the handmade nature of the products dimensions may vary on individual pieces.
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Handmade in Australia.