Phyllis Donegan

Artist Phyllis Donegan
Title Walka Wiru Ngura Wiru
Year 2022

Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions 122 × 122 cm
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Phyllis Donegan

Phyllis Donegan was born at Warburton Ranges and is the youngest daughter of renowned painter Jimmy Donegan. She went to school at Amata and moved back to Pipalyatjara and Kalka in the homeland movement of the late 1970’s. As she was growing up she moved between Wingellina, Pipalyatjara and Amata. She started painting in Papulankatja (Blackstone) and it was there that she worked with her sister and mother on the ‘Tjanpi Toyota’ that won the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) in 2005. She now lives in Kalka with her family.

Artist statement

Walka Wiru Ngura Wiru means lovely Country, lovely drawing. This painting with it’s composition of dot patterns inspired by the sandy desert features around the Tomkinson ranges of Pipalyatjara, Kalka, and Irrunytju communities where Phyllis Donegan and other Ninuku Arts artists work.