Tourism NT is excited to introduce the new Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards trophy, featuring Regina Pilawuk Wilson’s wupun artwork from Durrmu Arts, showcasing the Northern Territory is truly different in every sense.
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 Ngan’gikurrungurr, had passed on fishnet stitches from generation to generation with each community having its own special stitch. Through the process of colonisation, many of the fishnet stitches were lost. Determined to revive the ancestral fishnet stitches, she sought someone who could teach her the stitch that her grandfather had created. After finding an old woman who remembered the stitch, Wilson painted the stitch onto canvas to ensure it would never be lost again.