Country Is Calling

Country Is Calling

Country is Calling is a visual art exhibition that celebrates the work and stories of the Jinibara people; the Traditional Custodians of the mountains, valleys and hinterlands of the Sunshine Coast.   

Curated by prominent Jinibara artist Jason Murphy, the exhibition explores the intricate connection between people and place. The five featured Jinibara artists — Jason Murphy, BJ Murphy, Caitlin Murphy, Allan Kina and Aunty Enid Morris — are each inspired by, and called to create, by country itself.   

Country is Calling is an affirmation of the continued connection to culture that Jinibara peoples embody; an offering of deeply embedded practice, showcasing that culture is alive and evolving and that in this aliveness we find connection, truth and thriving arts and cultural practices across the broader Sunshine Coast region.

Creative team

  • Curator: Jason Murphy
  • Featured Artists:
    • Jason Murphy
    • BJ Murphy
    • Caitlin Murphy
    • Allan Kina
    • Aunty Enid Morris

Official opening

Join us at Munnimbah Dja, Welcome Place for a ceremonial opening of Country is Calling, gathering to celebrate the artists and the Jinibara community as the sun sets over Jinibara country.

  • Date: Thu 1 Sep, 4pm


  • Dates: Sat 27 Aug – Fri 3 Sep, from 10am
Image credit: BJ Murphy

“I think the words traditional and modern are antiquated. Culture is a growing thing; always growing, always moving, always alive. If we categorise it with something that diminishes its growth, we diminish our own growth.”

Curator, Jason Murphy

How to get there

Country Is Calling

Munnimbah-dja – Welcome Place 20 Coral St, Maleny / Jinibara Country


All ages
Venue is wheelchair accessible