• 28. Going Fishing
  • 28. Going Fishing
  • 28. Going Fishing
  • 28. Going Fishing
  • 28. Going Fishing

Virginia Wilfred

28. Going Fishing

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"Road next to the mangroves and we are driving along to go to the ocean to go fishing for turtles and fish. When traveling the people use the coolamon for carrying water on the way home. And sit on their big mat to eat all of the fish they caught."

  • Acrylic on metal
  • Dimensions: 89 x 39cm
  • Cat No. 318-23

“I really like to do my weaving, always. I won’t give up. I’m still here.” – Virginia Wilfred 

Virginia Wilfred is a master weaver who carelessly experiments with natural and found, man-made materials, including seeds, shells, metal and ocean debris.

Built on self-determination, Numbulwar Numburindi Arts (NNA) is a colletive or artists whose mission is to keep culture strong. Established in 2019, Numbulwar’s first art centre is 100 per cent owned and controlled by the community. Born from the community’s desire to practice and engage with traditional culture, NNA is a space for artistic and cultural expression. Champions of fibre art, NNA artists marry naturally-dyed and locally-harvested pandanus with bright and bold ghost nets, abandoned fishing line retrieved from Numbulwar’s shoreline. Our Wulbung (baskets) and Yir (dillybags) fit as naturally in traditional applications as they do in contemporary, urban environments. Numbulwar sits on the Rose River and belongs to the Nunggayinbala clan, one of the Wubuy or Nunggubuyu speaking clans from the region. Ceremonial activities are still very important within the region and occur regularly.

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