Piccapalm Boat and Ochre Painting

with BJ Murphy | Mimburi Dreaming

2 hour workshop

Join Jinibara Culture Man BJ Murphy to learn about traditional uses of the Piccabeen Palm while making a boat to take home, and decorating it with locally sourced ochre. BJ will share stories of culture while young people take part in making their small boats.

Cost: $25 per person

All tools and materials will be provided.

Age: This is a family-friendly activity aimed at children, but welcoming of all ages. Children must be supervised by an adult.

When:  Sunday April 30 11 am – 1 pm

Book quick, this workshop is limited to 20 spots.

About BJ Murphy

Jinibara artist and dedicated father, BJ Murphy is a contemporary Aboriginal artist who takes inspiration from his country in the Sunshine Coast hinterland Australia. BJ is both a visual artist, curator and songman who is dedicated to the continuation of his Jinibara culture.

Through his paintings, carvings, wood burnings, songs, and curatorial work, BJ holds a deep responsibility to his culture and the representation of stories that have been passed down to him by his family. His unique style mixes both traditional and contemporary forms and concepts.

Picking up his first paint brush seriously in 2008, BJ’s work has progressed with a strength that matches the love and passion he has for his art, culture and family. BJ regularly hosts meaningful gatherings and learning opportunities for the broader community to come together and explore Aboriginal culture and a diversity of perspectives in the way we relate to country.

Join BJ over the long weekend at the Maleny Wood Expo for a range of interactive family-friendly workshops, and learn more about Aboriginal culture as you work together on your projects.