#85 Gwion Gwion - GINA KARADADA : KIMBERLY W.A: Aboriginal Art : 86 x 95 cm
ARTIST: Regina Karadada
TITLE: Gwion Gwion - Bradshaws
MEDIUM: Painting - acrylic on canvas
Gwion Gwion - Bradshaws:-
“These ancient rock art figures are thousands and thousands of years old. In our lore they look after the bush yams and fruits, making sure they are plentiful. They are warriors, dancers, singers, hunters, food gatherers and guardians.
They are found mainly in the King George area down to the Prince Regent area”
Regina was born in the Wyndham and grew up in Kalumburu. Kalumburu is an Aboriginal Community set in deep Wandjina Spirit Country. “I used to watch my parents, Rosie and Louis (Karadada), paint and that’s how I learned”
Regina has been painting since the 1980’s and even though she doesn’t have any children of her own, she is a matriarch to many nieces and nephews, passing on her cultural knowledge and teaching them how to paint. She is also a senior cultural leader in her community.
Regina has been included in exhibitions across Australia and continues to carry on the strong tradition of her famous and talented family