At Native Creations you can buy authentically handcrafted Aboriginal gifts, souvenirs and artifacts crafted by local Indigenous artists, at our family owned workshop and studio in Babinda QLD. These artworks showcase the beautiful colours and unique designs relating to dreamtime and other important cultural symbols. Your support of our local family business allows us to sustainably continue sharing our knowledge, traditional skills and stories, and helps preserve our 60,000-year-old cultural heritage for future generations.
Our Aboriginal artwork and artifacts are all handcrafted by us, from start to finish. These authentic and unique artworks include returning boomerangs, clapsticks, didgeridoo’s and much more. Garth forms the other side of the partnership and he is well skilled in fashioning beautiful artifacts from basic raw materials. All of our paintings are original and handpainted by one of our artist’s Yoongali, from North Queensland rainforest people.
If you would like to visit us, you are more than welcome, but it must be by appointment only.
About Garth Murgha – known as Muka
I am a Gungandji man. Born at the old Yarrabah mission hospital amongst the beautiful rainforest, I’ve spent most of my life either working or camping in the rainforest.
The inspiration for my practices come from watching my father making artifacts as a young boy, as well as my spirtual connection to land and sea of my traditional country. I handcraft all my traditional artifacts from basic raw materials.
I have now created a small family business, located in Babinda.
Garth handcrafts his traditional artifacts from basic raw materials. Originally from the Gungandji tribe, located in Yarrabah, some of Garth’s special works are paintings on objects, such as cross boomerangs, shields and swords.
About Estelle Tranby – known as Yoongali
I was born in Cairns and grew up in Kuranda .
Most of my works are about native animals of this area in their natural habitat from land and sea. And dreamtime stories from the Djabugay tribe. I paint with acrylics on canvas and other natural materials such as paper bark, rocks and artefacts.
I have now created with my partner a small family business located in Babinda. I have been inspired by my family and elders of the Djabugay tribe to carry on my culture through my art.