21.10.11

Regina Wilson

Regina Wilson is an Australian Aboriginal artist who began as a weaver, making intricate, colourful baskets and nets. She went on to explore the complex patterns of these objects in her incredibly detailed paintings, which bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary indigenous art.The weave that appears most frequently in her paintings is the 'syaw', which is used to construct the nets in which fish and other seafood are traditionally caught. Other motifs include basket weaves and the 'message stick' that served as a communication device between different Aboriginal groups. Enjoy...

Syaw (fish-net), acrylic on linen 

Basket weaving, acrylic on canvas

Syaw (fish-net), acrylic on linen

Wilson is part of the Durrmu Arts collective. For more of her work, as well as that of other artists, click here.

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