Fiona Gavino of Australian, Filipino, and Maori heritage, is described as an intercultural artist working the traditional into the contemporary.
Graduating from Charles Darwin University with a BA Visual Arts in 2006 and relocating to Fremantle in 2007, Gavino is a nationally recognised fibre artist with basketry as the foundation to her practice.
There is an undeniable crafted aesthetic to her work and through the artist’s attentive conceptual ideas she pushes the boundaries of what basketry can physically do and say. Gavino was a finalist in the John Stringer Art Prize, 2020 and an exhibiting artist in the IOTA 2021.
Her work is held in the John Curtin University collection, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and numerous private collections.