Sydney Contemporary

Regina Pilawuk Wilson—

Ngan’gikurrungurr
B. 1948, Australia

Regina Pilawuk Wilson 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. Examples of her work are held in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Gallery of Modern Art (Queensland Art Gallery), The British Museum among numerous others.

"The rock art can help my children, grandchildren and great great grandchildren and future to come."

Regina_Wilson-Wupun-Sun-Mat-Pink-1
Regina Pilawuk Wilson
Wupun (Sun Mat – Pink), 2021
acrylic on linen
198cm x 198cm
 

Presented by Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin

Portrait of the artist courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin.

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