Artist Nancy Cowan (Warungnu) first showed her work in the Murray Upper and Beyond exhibition at the Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre in 2009. Since then her work has been included in various exhibitions nationally. Nancy's ceramic work was also part of the artwork installation Bagu with Jiman, selected as a finalist in the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.
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: Nancy Cowan
Cultural Group: Warungnu
Medium: Glazed ceramic
Dimensions: 17cm x 11cm x 3cm
Bigin Bowl by Nancy Cowan
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.
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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.