Celebrating NAIDOC Week
Journey with artist-in-residence, Jilalga Murray from Jilalga Designs, as she brings to life her specially designed NAIDOC piano for Brookfield Place.
When: Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Brookfield Place, Tower 1 lobby
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.
About the design
“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 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.