Durrmu Arts Tours the USA

For those of you who haven't been following us on Instagram, you might not know that Regina, Henry and Leaya Wilson have been lucky enough to travel to the USA! As well as an exciting adventure, this trip is also an important professional opportunity for our friends: one that places learning and cultural exchange at the centre.  

With amazing support from the Australian Embassy, this trip coincides with 3 wonderful exhibitions - all featuring the work of our fantastic Peppi artists. A special mention needs to go to Regina, who has also been invited to exhibit a solo exhibition at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville. Congratulations, Regina! 

Regina, Henry and Leaya's first stop is Charlottesville, Virginia. Here, 'NGUNGUNI' at Kluge-Ruhe (May 24 - Sep 19) is an exhibition of paintings on eucalyptus bark from the West Daly region in northern Australia. Importantly, this is the very first time that these pieces have left the Kluge-Ruhe collection. 

Following this is Regina's solo exhibition at Second Street Gallery, 'NGERRINGKRRETY: ONE VOICE, MANY STORIES - REGINA PILAWUK WILSON' (May 25 - July 27). This exhibition features Regina's paintings on canvas and paper, as well as fiber works and prints.

Next, our friends will make their way to Washington DC to attend 'MARKING THE INFINITE' at the Phillips Collection, Washington DC (2 June - Sep 9). This exhibition spotlights nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists: Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Carlene West, and Regina Pilawuk Wilson. Hurrah! 

More updates are to come. For now, see some highlights of their trip so far! 

 Henry, Regina and Leaya Wilson are 15,982 km from Peppi visiting the White House. Having a ball!

Henry, Regina and Leaya Wilson are 15,982 km from Peppi visiting the White House. Having a ball!

 Regina was the humble guest of honour at the AustralianEmbassy and spoke to the audience in her native language about working together to support all the ladies and artists in Australia and internationally. 

Regina was the humble guest of honour at the AustralianEmbassy and spoke to the audience in her native language about working together to support all the ladies and artists in Australia and internationally. 

 Here is Regina delivering her speech in Ngan’gikurunggur at the embassy in Washington DC - an incredible experience. Photo by the team at Kluge-Ruhe Art Museum. 

Here is Regina delivering her speech in Ngan’gikurunggur at the embassy in Washington DC - an incredible experience. Photo by the team at Kluge-Ruhe Art Museum. 

 Behind the scenes of the largest Native Indian Collection at the Smithsonian museum in Maryland. Terry Snowball showing Regina + Leaya the incredible weaving work of the first people's. 

Behind the scenes of the largest Native Indian Collection at the Smithsonian museum in Maryland. Terry Snowball showing Regina + Leaya the incredible weaving work of the first people's.