JIMMY DONEGAN

JIMMY DONEGAN

Jimmy was born near Ngatuntjarra Bore. He grew up as a bush baby in country around Blackstone and Mantamaru. Jimmy has family links throughout the Pitjantjarra lands; his wife is from near Kulka. Jimmy brought his wife and children to live at Blackstone because of Jimmy’s tie to country here. He is widowed and has four children. Jimmy divides his time between Kulka and Blackstone, Jimmy is a wonderful wood craftsman, his spears, spear throwers and boomerangs are prized and in much demand. He is rich in story and a strong man for law and culture. A quote from The Australian Art Review November 2006 “His works are dazzling compositions of swirling, intensely-coloured dots, sometimes crossed by lines signifying the journey of the two snakes above and below the surface of the earth.”  In 2010 he won the 27th Telstra Award.

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July 7, 2016