Gerdewoon (Black)

Artist: Peggy Griffiths


Peggy Griffiths Madij, Gerdewoon, 2023, 17 x 10.5 x 18cm, slipcast porcelain object.

Limited edition (99 editions). Colours vary within each edition




Senior artist, traditional dancer and cultural leader, Peggy Griffiths’ impressive arts practice spans over 35 years. Originally beginning as a boab engraver, her elegant imagery remembers her artistic beginnings and represents the spinifex clusters of her Country while referencing the cultural importance of traditional foods and medicines.


Sculpture Editions by Waringarri Artists.

‘Gerdewoon’ – Miriwoong for the iconic Kimberley boab is the inspiration for these unique ceramic objects. For thousands of years an important source of bush tucker, a medicine, a vessel, an engraved object and gift of cultural exchange, these objects translate the east Kimberley artistic tradition of boab engraving into contemporary form.

Designed by select Waringarri artists, these exquisite objects are created using Australian porcelain, slip cast in hand carved moulds using a multi-coloured process. Waringarri Arts studio technicians meticulously refine the porcelain castings by hand allowing each object to inherit an individually crafted quality.