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burraja gallery | Two Strengths: A Solo Exhibition of paintings by Tamara Murray

Image: Tamara Murray, Strength (detail), 2018, acrylic on canvas.
 
 
Tamara Murray is a Barkindji woman, living and sustaining her art practice in the border region. Tamara is a popular local painter, with her highly covetable work being sold recently to Wangaratta Dept. Human and Health Services, Wodonga Dept. Human Services and winning the Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service acquisitive prize.
 
Two Strengths symbolises Tamara’s move towards an unrestricted expression of mark making; the taking of a deep breath as she explores new gestures and line. In these recent works, the viewer can sense the loosening of her hand as it moves across the canvas in a symphony of colour and organic form.
 
Tamara is dedicated to the meditative, quiet processes of her practice which results in thoughtfully resolved work. From an early age she has used her arts practice to express her intrinsic cultural connections to people and place.
 
Tamara has a rich artistic background; both of her parents Phil Murray (Yorta Yorta) and Marg Murray (Barkindji) are practicing artists.
 
“It’s amazing; mum’s sewing and beading with the girls, I’m painting and Dad’s doing his thing. We come together and eat, and we are happy as we bounce ideas off each other regarding our practices. It’s really brilliant.” – Tamara Murray
 
To RSVP email Bethany Thornber at curator@murrayarts.org.au.