• Wapun (Basket)
  • Wapun (Basket)
  • Wapun (Basket)
  • Wapun (Basket)

Regina Pilawuk Wilson

Wapun (Basket)

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  • Artist: Regina Pilawuk Wilson
  • Size: 25x 33cm
  • Material: Pandanus and natural dies 
  • Catalog No: 71-22


Born 1948 in the Daly River region, Northern Territory, Australia. Lives and works in Peppimenarti, Northern Territory, Australia.

Regina Pilawuk Wilson is a Ngan’gikurrungurr woman. Her work is exhibited widely, and is housed in public and private collections both in Australia and internationally. She is regarded as one of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists, and is the founder of the Peppimenarti community - the permanent settlement for the Ngan’gikurrungurr people in the Daly River Region since 1973.

The location of Peppimenarti is an important dreaming site for the Ngangikurrungurr language group and informs Regina’s art and weaving practices - skills she inherited from her grandmother and mother.

The women of Peppimenarti are traditionally weavers and have transposed their knowledge of fibre and textiles onto the canvas. The results are paintings of intricate, abstract mark-making; some clearly representing syaw (fishnet) and wupun (basket weaving) through their layered textures, whilst others resemble fine tapestries. The men’s art lies in the production of body paint designs and cultural articles. Many of the male artists paint their inherited didgeridu designs.

Durrmu Arts Is Renowned For Its Fine, Contemporary Art Production, Particularly Acrylic Painting And Fibre Work. Senior Artist Regina Pilawuk Wilson (Winner, General Painting, Telstra National Indigenous Art Award 2003) Leads A Team Of Talented Established And Emerging Artists Including Kathleen Korda, Margaret Kundu, Annunciata Dartinga, Grace Dodson, Annunciata Wilson, Anastasia Wilson, Anne-Carmel Wilson, Dakota Wilson, Carol Jimmy And Leon Pungily.

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