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2023 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Margaret Donegan

Art centre


1971, Alice Springs

Lives and works

Kalka, SA

Margaret Donegan was born in Alice Springs in 1971 to renowned artist Jimmy Donegan. As a very young girl, she lived at the Adelaide Children’s Hospital, before moving 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. As an adult, she moved to Blackstone, a remote community in Western Australia. It was in Blackstone where she began her career as a painter and arts worker. Today Margaret lives with her family in Kalka where she continues to build her art practice in painting, punu (wood carving), and tjanpi (grass weaving). Her art is inspired by Tjukurpa (traditional stories), including those associated with Minyma Kutjarra, Wati Ngintaka and Kungkarrakalpa.

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