Willie Weston is a social enterprise that works with Indigenous artists to create curated collections of fabrics and wallpapers for residential and commercial design settings.
All fabrics and wallpapers are printed to order in Australia, and sold by the metre. Willie Weston also creates made to order cushions and other soft furnishings. All our products are available both to the interior design trade and to retail customers.
Willie Weston pays artists for each metre produced, providing ongoing income streams outside their main art practice. In doing so, we support the continuance of art production, and contribute to viable livelihoods, in communities across remote Australia.
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 celebrate the diverse artistic output of Indigenous artists, to challenge preconceptions about Indigenous design, and to support its integration into our built environments.