Indigenous artist

Merring-Jippa Murray

Merring-Jippa's Digital Artwork

My name is Merring-Jippa Murray which means “float like the wind” in Wamba Wamba language. I am a proud Yorta Yorta, Wamba Wamba, Dja Dja Wurrung and Kamilaroi woman, born in Echuca, Victoria and have grown up living and travelling in different areas of Australia including Bendigo, Canberra, Melbourne and Port Lincoln. I enjoy being creative and have a passion for digital art, sketching and photography. I began my art journey at a young age when I was inspired by my older sister, Lani watching her own her own creative arts journey. In my early 20s I became more career focussed and I restarted my creative and artisitc journey in my late 20's - reinspired by a young person who came into my life. I have since enjoyed doing my art digitally through the procreate app on my iPad and have not looked back since! I would describe myself as an animal person which is seen in my art of contemporary combinations of native Australian animals and Aboriginal art styles. Bigarrumdja meaning “Emu” in Yorta Yorta language is one of many animal pieces that I have done over the years. I have a passion and deep care for all animals and enjoy creating pieces combining my culture and stories with the character and personality of the animal. Gungan Warruwi meaning “water pathway” in Kamilaroi language is a new piece reflecting on my memories of living on coastal country in South Australia and spending time in the salty waters of the ocean – swimming, diving and snorkelling - feeling the ocean mist as the waves crash onto shore and the feeling of the sand between my toes. The warmth of the sun as it touches your skin.  

Indigenous language groups

Yorta Yorta Wamba Wamba Dja Dja Wurrung Kamilaroi