Wupun Sun Mat
by Indigenous Artist
Regina Pilawuk Wilson
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. In 2003 Regina won the General Painting category of the Telstra National Indigenous and Torres-Strait Islander Award for a golden syaw (fish-net) painting. 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 and numerous private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. Her paintings have been included in many group exhibitions at public and private art institutions, including the 3rd Moscow Biennale of Art, the Wynne Prize (2008 and 2009), AGNSW, and Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters at the National Museum of the Arts, Washington. Her work was recently exhibited in Marking the Infinite, at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC (2018) and at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville (2018).