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Wednesday 29 May 2024
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm


21 April 2023 - 28 May 2023


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.

Exhibitions launch 
6pm Friday 21 April 2023
Erica MuriataMidja will open at 6pm with speeches from approximately 6:30pm. Erica MuriataMidja will open alongside Claudine Marzik - The Body Language of Plants, Susan Peters Nampitjin - Tungkurl and Caleb Cameron - Deeply Decayed. Please join us to celebrate these artists and works. 

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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 a Dealer Member of the Indigenous Art Code. This means we are committed to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork. As a Dealer Member and signatory to the Code we must act fairly, honestly, professionally and in good conscience in all direct or indirect dealings with artists.


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. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funds through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.