Street Piano Project
My ‘Pilyparra – Dry Country by Jilalga Murray of Jilalga Designs (2022)
Commissioned by Brookfield Place
For several years, the street pianos project has been an annual event that engages local artists to re-skin pianos as an activation for the community to watch at Brookfield Place and upon its completion, available for all in the community to enjoy and play.
This year, we are proud to have partnered with First Nations artist Jilalga Murray from Jilalga Designs, as she brings to life her specially designed street piano My ‘Pilyparra – Dry Country.
“My ‘Pilyparra – Dry Country’ Street Piano, is inspired by the rugged ancient beauty of the Pilbara, and celebrates the resilience and strength of Marrngu (Pilbara Aboriginal people) throughout time. I’m bringing the Pilbara colours and spirit to the city via my own unique contemporary Aboriginal painting style. I hope that when people think of the Pilbara they may consider it’s true history, pay respect to the traditional owners and the Land where Law and culture is practiced.” Jilalga Murray.
Journey with Jilalga as she brings My ‘Pilyparra – Dry Countryto life.
Jilalga Murray is an award-winning artist who grew up in Port/South Hedland and has lived respectfully here on Whadjuk Country for over 15 years. Jilalga is a proud Mother of three and runs her own contemport Aboriginal art and design business.
Jilalga’s Grandmother was taken away from Warrawagine Station (pilbara) as port of the Stolen GEneration and her Mother was a founding member on the (National) Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation.
As an urban Nyangumarta and Yorta Yorta woman with a positive, bright and uplifting outlook, poignant stories are told through bold original imagery and eye-catching techniques.
Jilalga Designs offers graphic design, paintings, public art and gifts.
Modern stories and messages are intertwined with a love for colour and creative depth, to connect with you and take you on a personal journey.
Jilalga Murray is a contemporary Aboriginal artist who offers unique creative expressions to celebrate long after fruition. If you have a love for Australia and a respect for Aboriginal land, culture and people, you are in the right place at Jilalga designs.