Theresa Beeron is a Jirrbal and Girramay Traditional Owner of the North Murray Area. She is a holder of traditional knowledge and currently lives at Murray Upper, north-west of Cardwell.
Theresa was taught to weave the traditional baskets of the Jirrbal and Girramay people by her mother when she was young. She specialises in finely crafted mindi baskets made with special rainforest and river grasses. Theresa also creates the other traditional basket styles such as burrajingal and jawun from lawyer cane. As Theresa’s mother did, Theresa continues to pass on her weaving skills to the younger generations.
Theresa is also a painter and potter and her work reflects her Aboriginal heritage, traditional stories and the environment in which she lives. Her artwork is held in a number of institutional including Artbank, Sydney, and the Queensland Art Gallery and many private collections.
Theresa has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions and is regularly called on to run workshops, for cultural advice and to talk about her work.
THERESA BEERON | 'Warrami' Painting | Acrylic / On Linen
Theresa Beeron 'Warrami', 2020, 50.8 x 76.2cm, acrylic on linen, Catalogue Number: 1112- 85-20, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre