Willie Weston works with Australian Indigenous artists and remote community art centres to develop curated collections of wallpaper and commercial grade furnishing fabrics. We collaborate with designers and architects to create opportunities for those fabrics and wallpapers to be applied in commercial and residential design settings.
Artists and their communities are paid for each metre produced, ensuring ongoing revenue streams outside their main art practice. All fabrics and wallpaper are digitally printed in Australia and are exclusive to Willie Weston, ensuring the quality and uniqueness of our designs.
Prior to launching Willie Weston, co-founders Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti both completed Masters degrees in Art Curatorship and developed curatorial careers. Jessica worked as a researcher and arts manager specialising in Indigenous art. She spent time in the Northern Territory with Indigenous arts organisation ANKAAA, tutored and lectured at the University of Melbourne and conducted research as part of a six-year study on the Indigenous art sector. Laetitia worked as a curator, writer and project manager, including as exhibitions assistant at Heide Museum of Modern Art and then as co-director of the Melbourne Art Fair in 2012. Looking to continue supporting artists whilst stepping outside the art world, Willie Weston was born.
Willie Weston's ambition is to challenge preconceptions about Indigenous art and design, and to bring uniquely Australian fabrics and wallpapers to interiors markets both locally and internationally.