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2024 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Sharon Doolan


1981, Alice Springs (Mparntwe)

Lives and works

Blackstone, Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku

Sharon is a young artist who worked at Papulankutja Artists at Blackstone, a remote community near the Gibson Desert in Western Australia. Her works show a map of her Grandfather’s country, named Aputula. Sharon speaks both Pitjantjatjara and English, she was born in Alice Springs in 1981, and then grew up in Aputula. In 2008, Sharon and her partner moved to Blackstone with their young family of three children. It was around this time that Sharon took a small plane over Apatula and saw the rivers and salt lakes from up high, an aerial perspective. Since this flight, Sharon has experimented with the shape and features of the surface of Aputula, through detailed, topographical paintings by memory. Sharon has been painting for over 10 years, but as well as being an artist and mother, Sharon works for the Blackstone Home and Community Care (HACC) program, assisting in the kitchen, cooking and delivering meals to the elderly community members.

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