Raylene Bonson

Biography

Raylene Bonson is a talented textile artist, specialising in linocut technique. She has been working with Bábbarra Designs since 2012. Raylene was mentored by her late mother, Nancy Gununwanga, a senior textile artist at Bábbarra Designs and a founding member of Bábbarra Women’s Centre.

Raylene is well known for her designs depicting ancestral stories and ceremonial objects, in particular lorrkkon (hollow log for burial ceremony), kunmadj (dillybag) and mandjabu (conical fishtrap).

Languages

Ndjébbana (mother language), Kuninjku (father language)

Ancestor spirits

Yawkyawk (female water spirit), Djaddi (Green monkey frog)

Outstation

Barrihdjowkkeng

Moiety

Yirridjdja

Subsection

Ngarridjdjan

Date of birth

1974

Fabrics for sale

Artist's designs


Past Exhibitions