Margaret Baragurra | Artist Profile

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Margaret was born in Kalpirti located in the Great Sandy Desert of W.A. Her people, the Yulparija, walked out of their traditional country in the early 1970s when their existence was threatened by a severe drought. Margaret travelled with her family to the coastal town of Bidyadanga (then LeGrange Mission) where she now lives.

Since Margaret started painting in 2003 her work has enjoyed critical acclaim and she has been widely exhibited. She combinations the traditional imagery of the Great Sandy Desert with the vibrant colours of the saltwater landscape she now inhabits.
2010 Margaret Baragurra, Art House Gallery, Sydney. NSW

2016 Parcours des Mondes, Estragin Fine Art, Paris, France
2014 Saltwater Soul Desert Heart, Short St Gallery Broome, WA
2012 Luminescences: The Colour of Bidyadanga, Harvey Art Projects, Idaho, USA
2011 Aboriginal Art, ININTI in collaboration with IDAIA, International Development for Australian Indigenous Art, Madrid, Spain
2011 'Shalom Gamarada Ngiyani Yana Art Fair 2011', Sydney, NSW
2011 'Kirriwirri', Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2011 'Summer Haze', JGM Galleries, London, UK
2011 'Pearls, Paint & Ilma', Aratong Galleries, Australian High Commission, Singapore
2010 'Bidyadanga Artists' Harvey Arts Projects, SunValley, Idaho, USA
2010 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building. - Short St Gallery & William Mora Galleries present the Yulparija artists
2009 Short on Size , Short st Gallery, Broome ,WA
2009 Shalom Gamarada Aboringinal Art Exhibtion, University of NSW, Sydney
2009 From Desert to Saltwater Country, Redot Gallery, Singapore
2008 Margaret Baragurra Selected Works, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne Vic
2008 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, MAGNT, Darwin
2008 Margaret Baragurra Kalpirti, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
2008 From the Desert to Saltwater, Booker-Lowe Gallery, Houston, Texas
2008 Bidyadanga Artists, AP Bond Art, Adelaide SA
2007 Yulparija - New Works on Board, Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2007 Chapman Galleries, Canberra, ACT
2007 Bidyadanga, Raft Art Space, Darwin, NT
2007 Desert Heart, Nevill Keating Gallery, London, England
2007 From the Bungalow I: Yulparija Artists, Johnston Gallery, Perth, WA
2006 Northern Journey, The Priory at Bingie, Bingie, NSW
2005 New Works from Kirriwirri, Art House Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2005 The Return of Our Land, Gallery Gondawna, Alice Springs, NT
2005 Big Country, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
2005 Searching for the Best, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2005 Bidyadanga 2005, Short st. Gallery, Broome, WA
2004 Desert Ocean, Short st. Gallery @ Kidogo Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2004 Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
2004 Bidyadanga Artists, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2004 Bidyadanga Art, Art House Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2004 Bidyadanga Artists, Raft Art Space, Darwin, NT
2004 National Telstra Art Awards, Northern Territory Art Gallery, Darwin, NT
2004 Desert to Saltwater, Short st. Gallery@ Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 Manyiljara, Short st. Gallery, Broome, WA
University of Newcastle
National Gallery of Australia
Notre Dame University
Laverty Collection
Kerry Stokes, Perth
Sam Barry Collection
QLD State Gallery
Parliament House Collection, Canberra


The Age Newspaper, Dreamtime Designers, Bruce Elder, March 15 2008
The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art, 2006

Artworks of Margaret Baragurra

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