Full Name: Winifred (Rosanna) Reid
Art Centre: Tjanpi Desert Weavers
Preferred making method: Fibre art

Winifred Reid

Winifred Reid

When did you start creating artworks?

2006

What inspires you?

I love making Tjanpi because it’s a way I can show those people who don’t live out bush what it’s like. They can understand what sort of animals and plants we have and the things we do everyday.  I love doing it because it’s relaxing too.

Tell us about your work in this year’s Revealed?

The work I made is a flat sculpture Ninu (Bilby). I wanted to make this one because I had never made a flat sculpture before so it was good for me to learn how.  I made the Ninu after talking to the older women in Warakurna. I have never seen a Ninu out bush, there’s not many left anymore, and I wanted to make one so people remember them.

Winifred Reid, Ninu 2019, tjanpi (wild harvested grass), raffia, wire, 2 x 70 x 65cm. Image courtesy of Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

Winifred Reid, Ninu, 2019, tjanpi (wild harvested grass), raffia, wire, 2 x 70 x 65cm. Image courtesy of Tjanpi Desert Weavers

What’s up next after Revealed? 

I am going to work on a large sculpture for Tjanpi that will go to a big museum in Canberra.

Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists opens 6:30pm Thu 2 Apr | RSVP to the opening