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2022 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Desma Mengil


Goonnoonoorrang | Kununurra

Lives and works

Goonnoonoorrang | Kununurra

Desma started painting when she was young after watching her grandmother and her uncle from Kalumburu paint.  He showed me how to do boab carving and that’s how I started,” Desma said. “I also learnt from the Elders, Paddy Carlton and Peter Newry. I first began painting Dreaming animals but now I am painting Country – Bucket Springs and Revolver Springs mainly, as well as bush tucker. Now that my kids have grown up, I am getting back into making art. I enjoy painting, it helps with the stress. I have started making bush jewellery too.” 

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