Jimmy Donegan

Jimmy Donegan

Biography: 

|L|5:<p>Jimmy Donegan is a very senior Law man who was born near Ngatuntjarra Bore, Western Australia, around 1939. His exquisite paintings of his traditional <em>tjukurpa</em> have made him one of the most collectible Western Desert male painters of his generation. In addition to painting, Jimmy is a wonderful wood craftsman; his spears, spear throwers and boomerangs are in much demand. Domegan is an established member of Papulankutja Artists at Blackstone, Western Australia and also at Ninuku Arts at Kalka, South Australia.</p>
<p>Donegan grew up as a bush baby in country around Blackstone and Mantamaru. He has family links throughout the Pitjantjatjara lands; his late wife was from near Kalka, South Australia. Donegan brought his wife and children to live at Blackstone because of his tie to country there. He divides his time between Blackstone and Kalka.</p>
<p>In 2010 he won the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. His work is widely represented in public and private collections internationally, incuding the National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery&nbsp;&iota; Gallery of Modern Art, Artbank Australia, Laverty Collection Sydney, W. &amp; V. McGeoch Collection Melbourne, Marshall Collection Adelaide, Sammlung Alison &amp; Peter W. Klein Germany, Thomas Vroom Collection Netherlands.</p>|~|6:|~|18:

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