Well known Katherine artist Danny Murphy is a legend about town and amongst the Australian pottering community for his finely crafted ceramic works. Born and raised in Katherine, Danny lives and works on the family property on the banks of the Katherine river. Danny’s life is dedicated to his art and follows the footsteps of his mother and mentor who he worked beside for twenty years in their rustic potters shed.

Danny has a story to tell of his family’s settlement in the area four generations ago and his creative life. Collecting and processing the clay from the banks of the Katherine river, throwing unique objects on the potter’s wheel and ceramic glazes of seaweed and minerals gathered on his yearly travels to Adelaide. Danny’s ceramics are otherworldly and the environment he works is visually intriguing. He is an engaging character who can spin a yarn, an eccentric artist whose life is all about his art.

Danny Murphy’s bold, dazzling and celebratory ceramics exhibition ‘Wonderland’ opens from Friday 27th August at Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre (LOT 3238 Stuart Highway, Katherine East NT)