Margaret Donegan

Artist Margaret Donegan
Title Tjukula Tjuta
Year 2022

Acrylic on linen

Dimensions 91 × 91 cm
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Margaret Donegan

Margaret Donegan was born in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) to renowned artist Jimmy Donegan and moved to Amata where her father worked as a stockman. During the late 1970s and the Homeland Movement, she and her family moved to Pipalyatjara to be closer to traditional homelands. She attended the Spinifex School, a small school for the local Pipalyatjara children. As an adult she soon moved to Papulankatja (Blackstone) where she began her career as a painter and art worker. Both Margaret and her mother were involved in crafting the ‘Tjanpi Toyota’; a life-size replica of a Toyota Landcruiser made from woven grass which won the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) in 2005. Today Margaret lives with her family in Kalka where she continues to build her arts practice in painting, punu (wood carving) and tjanpi (grass weaving). She is also a an art worker at Ninuku Arts Centre.

Artist statement

This is a painting of Tjukula Tjuta (many rockholes) in Country around the communities of Pipalyatjara, Kalka, and Irrunytju along the northern border of South and Western Australia.