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Contemporary Aboriginal artists exhibit in Washington, DC

15 June 2018
Marking the Infinite

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women artists from Aboriginal Australia

The Embassy of Australia is proud to support The Phillips Collection to present MARKING THE INFINITE: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS FROM ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA. This exhibition showcases the work of nine Indigenous

female artists; Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Carlene West, and Regina Pilawuk Wilson.

The works are drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl, Miami-based art collectors and were all created in art centres across remote Australia.

Throughout May the Embassy, in partnership with The Phillips Collection and the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia, hosted Regina Pilawuk Wilson and her family. Regina completed a mural painting in the sculpture courtyard of The Phillips Collection. Her mural design, depicting message sticks and string games will leave a lasting legacy of this unique exhibition and partnership.

Regina and her family travelled over 10,000 miles, all the way from the remote Northern Territory community of Peppimenarti to be here in DC. During their visit Regina also opened an exhibition of bark paintings which she curated alongside her son Henry Wilson at Kluge Ruhe and a solo exhibition of her works at Charlottesville’s 2nd St Gallery.

Throughout the summer The Phillips Collection will be presenting a range of public events including lectures, film screenings and musical performances.

Events

The Phillips Collection: Marking the Infinite exhibition
Phillips after 5: Mateship Edition

For more information on the exhibition and events visit The Phillips Collection website.

Mural timelapse

Watch the timelapse of Regina Pilawuk Wilson's mural in the Phillips's courtyard. Things got a little rainy, but we made it work!