Margaret Mungulu

BORN: 1955

Clan: Worrorra

Margaret first started painting in 1967 and was taught by her father. As a child she would love to carve boab nuts and emu eggs with copper wire. For many years, Margaret was at Pantijan Station, where she learned about her country. She has family connections to all three Mowanjum tribes, and many of her paintings depict tribal stories and legend.

Margaret likes to use bright colours in her paintings, which are always highly decorative. Her detailed works are easily identified by their stylised Wandjina facial features.

Margaret has exhibited extensively across Australia and internationally. She belongs to the Mungulu dynasty of painters.