• 31. Untitled
  • 31. Untitled
  • 31. Untitled
  • 31. Untitled
  • 31. Untitled

Jocelyn Wilfred

31. Untitled

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"All the things from Numbulwar. Like, different types of baskets and dillybags, mats, and the pandanus tree where we get the weaving string from. All of the dogs in community. The birds in the water, stingray and big mob fish and turtle. Some things close to me and all of the trees in the distance."

    • Acrylic on metal
    • Dimensions: 73 x 53cm
    • Cat No. 321-23

Jocelyn Wilfred is a Ritharrngu artist who lives and works with her sisters and niece in Numbulwar. Over four decades, she has honed her own individual style, predominately working with naturally-dyed pandanus.

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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