Bundjalung nation artist Michael Philp creates "modern stories" on canvas. Painting is a way for him to access his past and connect it to the present, enriching his life today.
Since starting painting only seven years ago Michael was the first Bundjalung artist to be represented by national indigenous owned gallery DACOU, 74 Main Street Alstonville, where he staged his first solo show.
My Saltwater Murris is his second solo show. The series revolves around the relationships within his family and their connection with country.
For Michael home is the Caldera. Stretching from beneath Mt. Warning, it follows the Tweed River out to the ocean. The path of the river is synonymous with the home of his people.
The exhibition opens this Saturday, Dec 1, at 3pm.