NGARRIDJDJAN RAYLENE BONSON
Raylene Bonson is a renowned Ndjébbana textile artist, who began her work with Babbarra Women's Centre in 2012. She comes from an incredible artistic lineage as a member of the Dangkorlo clan. She was mentored by her late mother, Nancy Gununwanga, a senior textile artist at Bábbarra Designs and a founding member of Bábbarra Women’s Centre, and her brothers are artists Owen Yalandja, Samson Bonson, and the late C. Kurrdal and T. Wulanjbirr.
Her figurative depictions of Wubbunj (Makkasan Boat), Mandjabu (Fish Trap) and Kunmadj (Dilly Bag) are seen in Raylene's vast collections of screen and lino printed textiles. These works on paper are close and abstracted depictions of mimih and yawkyawk skin and scales, echoing the mark making of her brothers.