Kirsten Gray is a proud Muruwari & Yuwaalaraay
woman with family connections through her mother's
line to Angledool and Brewarrina in north-western
NSW. Kirsten paints under the name "Yuluwirribaa"
which literally means the "place of rainbows" in the
Yuwaalaraay language. It is through art that she has
expresses her connection to her culture and works
through her time in the child welfare system.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
This piece is called "Ganagha Mirr'" which means
underneath the stars in Yuwaalaraay. The colours of the
piece invoke the dry colours of Country and show
groups of people coming together at night time to
We can see baaluu the moon and different
constellations in the sky which speak to the importance
of astronomy to the ways of life of First Nations people.
We can see the hills and other parts of the landscape
which our people have traversed since time
immemorial. The piece also speaks to the importance
of First Nations women and the distinct role they play
in ceremony and as knowledge holders and