Yvonne Koolmatrie

Yvonne Koolmatrie was born in Wudinna, South Australia and was taught weaving skills by the traditional elder, Dorothy Kartinyeri in 1982. Since this time her basket weaving has seen her collected by most major national institutions and in 1997 represented Australia in the Venice Biennale. Koolmatrie achieves her elegant reed woven fish traps through an interpretation of traditional techniques and design. Tools and stories of her Ngarrindjeri people will often be found interspersed within works such as the Murray Cod (Pondi) fish traps.