National Museum of Women in the Arts
Regina Wilson
1945 - present
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Photograph of Regina Wilson, courtesy of the artist and Agathon Galleries, Sydney, Australia
Place of Birth:
Daly River
Nationality:
Australian
Phonetic Spelling:
Rih-jee-nuh wil-suhn
Work Type/Media:
Painting, Textiles and clothing
Artistic Role(s):
Fiber Artist, Painter, Weaver
Style:
Traditional Art
Artist's Biography:
Regina Wilson is the best known artist of the group of Peppimenarti women whose work is inspired by traditional weaving patterns. She often bases her work on memories of her grandparents' creations, including fishing nets.
Other Occupation(s):
Founder, Community Leader
Place(s) of Residence:
Peppimenarti
Fellowships, grants and awards:
General Painting Award, Twentieth Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia (2003)
Earliest exhibition:
Peppimenarti: Transcending Tradition, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia (2004)
NMWA exhibition(s):
Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters
Artist retrospective(s):
none