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Monday 06 February 2023

Midja Building on the Murray

21 April 2023 - 28 May 2023

Midja Building on the Murray

Erica Muriata

Erica Muriata, Midja Building on the Murray, Acrylic on board, 15 x 15cm.

This exhibition presents new work by emerging Girramay artist Erica Muriata. She grew up in the Jumbun Aboriginal Community of the Murray Upper area, North-West of Cardwell, Queensland.

Erica’s practice incorporates painting, ceramic Bagus and weaving. Her painted landscape scenes in warm, earthy tones reflect her identity and her relationships to her family. Erica has strong family ties to the Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre. Her Father, Jack Muriata, was a respected Elder and leader in the community. Her Mother, Lillian Muriata, is an established painter. Erica’s personal memories and cultural knowledge strongly influence her art. Her designs embody her identity and ancestors. They share the stories in which she is the keeper.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.