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Dingo Hunting – Ethel Murray


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Dingo Hunting

This dingo has come back into where he always hunts. The hunting ground has changed from houses and farming. He is always by himself early in the morning at 6am the black dingo comes and he sits on the grounds and watches the tractors and people in the distance.

He sits there and watches the cows go by. He can see right around him. He would sit there with the wind blowing towards him, smelling the air. We would see him where the road goes past, he’s got the creek there.

By 7.30am he’s gone down the creek back to where it’s cool. He might catch rats.

I like dingo, you normally don’t see them. It’s a rare occasion when you see them. They know how to hide. They are in their own world. There’s yellow ones and black ones. They are smart hunters.


56 x 38cm silkscreen
Year: 2014

The Artist

Ethel Murray

Ethel Murray is a Girramay woman, based in Cardwell, North Queensland. She is an award-winning painter and ceramicist, creating one-of-a-kind Bigin bowls and Bagu sculptures. As a contemporary artist, Ethel’s work is bright, and fresh and reflects her vibrant environment. Despite her modern style, Ethel pays homage to her roots, often opting for a traditional colour palette. With a love for Native wildlife, Ethel’s work frequently features birds and other animals - becoming her trademark style. Her work showcases her immense talent and exquisite eye for design. Ethel has honourably received The Cairns Airport Innovation Award (Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, CIAF 2019) and The Strand of Ephemera (Townsville Artistic Excellence Award).

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