Whistling Ducks: Janice Murray

1 - 24 June 2009 London

Janice Murray (b. 1966) lives at Milikapiti, Melville Island, and has been an exhibiting member of Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association since 1995. In this time she has become widely regarded not just for her paintings, but also for her prints, which she has been making since early print workshops were held at the centre.


Tiwi birds are a common subject for the artist and reflect the totemic significance and abundance of birdlife on the islands. Murray's traditional country on the island is Tinganu, an area to the far East of the community. During ceremony her totem dance is ‘Jarrangini’ (Turtle).