Margaret Donegan is the daughter of renowned artist Jimmy Donegan (Telstra Award winner in 2010) and was born in Alice Springs in 1971. As a little girl she was unwell and lived in Adelaide at the Children's Hospital before moving to Amata where her father worked as a stockman. The family then moved Pipalyatjara in the 1970's where she attended a small school called the Spinifex School. As an adult she lived in Blackstone in Western Australia and started her career there as a painter and arts worker. It was in Blackstone where she worked alongside her mother on the Tjanpi Toyota which won the Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Art Award in 2005. She now lives with her family in Kalka Community where she continues her arts practice in painting, wood carving and basket making and is a key arts worker at the arts centre.
Margaret paints designs associated with the Minyma Kutjara, Wati Ngintaka and Seven Sisters stories.
Examples of Artist's Work
Bush Tucker 2010 61 x 61cm acrylic on linen
Wati Ngintaka 2011 86 x 76cm acrylic on linen