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Margaret Baragurra

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Margaret Baragurra

Skin name: Kurrimarra * 1939 in Kalpirti, Australia † 2020 in Bidyadanga, Australia

Margaret Baragurra 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. Baragurra went with her family to the coast and lived in the Bidyadanga community. Baragurra started painting in 2003. In her paintings, she combined the traditional imagery of the Great Sandy Desert with the vibrant colours of the saltwater landscape she inhabited.


Photo © Short St Gallery, Broome, WA