Margaret Brown Nangala was born in Papunya in 1968 and comes from Kiwirrkurra Community in the Western Desert of Central Australia. Margaret has worked with several galleries but has worked closely with Ikuntji Artists for the past few years. She has been visiting Haasts Bluff for many years. Margaret is Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon’s niece, from her father’s line. She remembers walking with Alice to Haasts Bluff when she was younger. Margaret remembers coming to see Alice and her mob painting. “I saw Alices good painting. Then I started painting.”
Margaret typically paints women’s ceremonies within her artworks; however she also depicts the Tingari Cycle which shares the Dreaming story of a group of ancestral beings that emerged from the earth during the time of the creation. This is referred to as the Tjukurrpa. Her women’s ceremony artworks depict ceremonial sites near her homelands of Kiwirrkurra. This countryside is well known for its sand hill country. The Tingari ancestral women crossed this particular country as they made their way towards Wilkinkarra.
- 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, NT 2015-08-07