Artist Insights: Sonia

Sonia is a Torres Strait Islander artist with connections to Papua New Guinea. Sonia is well known for her colourful woven baskets which take inspiration from the world around her, memories of childhood, and her Country. Sonia began weaving in prison, learning the technique from her sisters inside.

This basket brings back memories of the colours of the sunsets and clouds from back when I was young, back home in Queensland.

Sonia (Torres Strait Islands), Memory Basket 2021, raffia

We are excited to share a selection of new baskets by Sonia, which explore themes of family, community and new life. View Sonia’s available artworks here.