Coming soon to Michael Reid Sydney are new works by Regina Pilawuk Wilson. Wilson is one of the most important female Indigenous artists working today. Master weaver, renowned painter and a respected elder, Wilson plays a leading role in pioneering global attention to the importance of Australian contemporary Indigenous art. Wilson has created her own visual language of rhythmic painting extending into the infinite.
Regina Pilawuk Wilson (1948, Daly River Region, NT, Australia) is a Ngan’gikurrungurr woman, senior artist and Cultural Director of Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation. In 1973, together with her husband, Harold Wilson, Regina founded the Peppimenarti (meaning ‘large rock’) Community as a permanent settlement for the Ngan’gikurrungurr people. The location of the community is an important dreaming site for the Ngan’gikurrungurr language group and is situated amid wetlands and floodplains at the centre of the Daly River Aboriginal Reserve, 300 kilometres southwest of Darwin.