"This is a calendar painting and tells the story of how the old people knew when to eat certain foods. When the wattle flowers in winter they know that is the best time to eat Barramundi, black brim, eel, jew fish - all kinds of fish. This is when the fish are fat, the fat goes through the meat, and it is the best time to eat them."
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.
Size: 500mm (19.68in) x 500mm (19.68in)
Print: screen-printed water-based inks.
(Cushion Insert not included)
Cushion Cover: Wattle Tree by Ninney Murray
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