Daniel Beeron Galaman is a Girramay Traditional Owner who lives at Murray Upper, north of Cardwell in North Queensland.
Daniel began weaving mostly out of curiosity and now extends that interest into his other arts practice. Drawing on his cultural heritage, he considers the practice of weaving is more than making something that is both practical and beautiful, it is about consolidating cultural practices and ensuring they survive through to the next generation. His arts practice draws from an exploration of weaving patterning and other traditional design.
Daniel’s work is held in a number of collections and was most recently acquired for the Artbank Collection, Sydney. His ceramic work is also part of an artwork installation called Bagu with Jiman, which was shortlisted as a finalist in the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in 2010.
The Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, based in Cardwell, represents artists from nine Traditional Owner Groups, the Nywaigi, Gugu Badhun, Warrgamay, Warungnu, Bandjin, Girramay, Gulgnay, Jirrbal and Djiru people.
The traditional country of these groups covers some 25,000 square kilometres, from north of Townsville, south-west to Clarke River, north to the Mission Beach area, west to Ravenshoe and east to include Hinchinbrook and the Family Group Islands.
Djumbunji Press, through collaborative printer Bobbie Ruben, delivered workshops in screen printing at the Girringun Art Centre as a means of providing practical support to the artists after many suffered devastating losses as a result of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi. The resultant exhibition, Gijalordi, explores the local Kingfisher story.
2008 Jettison Wove Queensland Touring Exhibition , Craft Queensland, Brisbane Qld.
2008/9 Blak Roots, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns Qld.
2009 Murray Upper and Beyond, Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre, Cardwell Qld
2009 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns Qld.
2009 Marking Places, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns Qld.
2009 Mundi – Big Mob, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell Qld.
2010 Girringun Yunggul One Together, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane Qld.
2010 Girringun at Canopy, Australian Art Network Galleries at Canopy Artspace, Cairns Qld.
2010 Girringun at Hinchinbrook, Hinchinbrook Gallery, Ingham Qld
2010 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin NT
2011 Bunyaydinyu Bagu, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane Qld
2011 Tanks Indigenous Arts Development, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Qld.
2011 Tully Agricultural Show, Tully Qld.
2011 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns Qld
2011 Bagu on the Strand, Strand Ephemera, Artistic Excellence Award, Townsville Qld.
2011 Girringun Guni Mari, Fremantle WA
2011 State of Origin Bagu, Indigenous Ceramic Art Award Exhibition, Shepparton Art Museum Vic.
2011 Queensland Rail Brisbane to Cairns Tilt Train, Qld
2008 Cultural tutor at Echo Creek Adventure Camp, Davidson Creek
2009 Selling Yarns 2 Conference, National Museum of Australia, Canberra ACT (presenter & demonstrator)