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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 (The National Indigenous Art Award).

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Exhibitions

Awards

2010 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award - Overall Prize
2010 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award - General Painting Prize

Collections

MERENDA COLLECTION 2009
PETER KLEIN COLLECTION, GERMANY
SWIFT LAGERBERG COLLECTION
THE MARSHALL COLLECTION
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY
THOMAS VROOM COLLECTION, THE NETHERLANDS
THE CORRIGAN COLLECTION
LAVERTY COLLECTION
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA
ART BANK COLLECTION
W & V McGEOH COLLECTION
QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY

Exhibitions

2015 Hedland Art Award Port Hedland WA 2015 General Exhibtion Tunbridge Gallery Perth
2015 Artitja Fine Art Freemantle WA
2014 Wooloongabba Art Gallery Brisbane Ngaaykulam-Patju Tjamuku Kapiliku Jurkurpa
2014 Desert Mob Araluen Cultural Centre, Alice Springs
2013 Desert Mob Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
2013 Mr Donegan returned back to Papulankutja Artists Blackstone
2013 Ninuku Arts red Dot Gallery Singapore
2013 APY Lands Survey Outstation Gallery Darwin
2012 Harvey Art Projects Soho New York
2012 Inma Our Ceremony Chapman Gallery Canberra
2012 Four Artists Alcaston Gallery Melbourne
2011 The Shared Language of Paint Exhibition of works from the Ildiko Kovacs Residency Raft Art Space Alice Springs
2011 Recent Works from Ninuku Arts Aboriginal and Pacific Art Sydney
2011 Ngura Kalatjara Land and Colour AP Bond Adelaide
2011 Desert Mob Araluen Centre Alice Springs
2011 The Western APY Lands Art Kelch Touring Exhibition Germany
2011 Five Strong Men Outstation Gallery Darwin
2011 Kulina Inma Tunbridge Gallery Margerat River WA
2011 Ngura Wirukanyanku Alcaston Gallery Melbourne
2010 The Watiku Show Raft Art Space Alice Springs
2010 Desert Mob Araluen Centre Alice Springs
2010 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander award Darwin
2010 Warka Kuwari Walkatjunanya Alcaston Gallery
2010 Kulila Nganampa Tjurkurpa Listen to our stories Chapman Galleries Canberra
2009 Ngintaka Tjurkurpa Perentie Lizard Dreaming Alcaston Gallery Melbourne
2009 Desert Mob Araluen Centre Alice Springs
2009 Ngura Tjuta: Big Country Short Street Gallery Broome
2008 Big Country Gallery Gondwana Alice Springs
2008 Desert Mob Araluen Centre Alice Springs
2008 From 2008 Mr Donegan went to work with Ninuku Arts
2008 Papulankutja Artists Group Show, Dickerson Gallery, Richmond Victoria
2007 Shared exhibition with Mornington Island at Marshall Art, Hyde Park, during Fringe Festival
2007 Papulankutja Artists Group Exhibition, Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth
2007 Big Country, gallery gondwana, Alice Springs
2007 Western Desert Mob Launch, Perth
2007 SA Museum, Desert Master Class, October, November 2007
2007 Snr Men Group show, Men Happily Painting together, Aboriginal @ Pacific Art
2006 Sibling Solidarity, Randell Lane Fine Art, Perth WA
2006 Tjilpi show with Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Waterloo, NSW
2005 Big Red Country Exhibition, Kalgoorlie Goldfields Art Centre
2005 Lirru puru Kuniya Tjukurrpa, Randell Lane Fine Art at Tristan Gallery, Perth
2005 Snr Artists of Blackstone and Patjarr, Gabriella Roy, Waterloo, NSW
2005 Desert Mob

Press

2009 'Fresh Look at aboriginal Stories' Charley Smith The Canberra Times September
2010 'One painting, a lifetime of dreams and stories', Nicolas Rothwell, the Weekend Australian August
2010 'Colourfull Desert Dreaming captures Art Award' Daniel Bourchier NT News August
2010 'Artist Wants Story Shared' Daniel Bourchier NT News August
2010 South Australian desert artist Jimmy Donegan wins Telstra Award' Larine Stratham The Advertiser Adelaide
2010 'Amazing Strength' in the 27th NATSIAA Winners Jeremy Eccles Aboriginal Art News August
2010 'And the Winner is, Jimmy Donegan' Brooke Bannister and Vicky Kerrigan ABC Alice Springs
2010 'Desert Man wins Indigenous Art Award' Larine Stratham The Age August
2010 Desert Man wins Indigenous Art Award' Larine Stratham Perth Now August
2010 'First Time Entrant wins Indigenous Art Award' ABC News August
2010 Stateline report on Indigenous Art Market ABC Darwin
2010 'Mr Jimmy Donegan wins the 2010 Telstra Award' Bob Gosford the Northern Myth August
2010 'Revelatory Show of Strength in Tradition' Nicolas Rothwell The Australian August
2010 The Dazzling Deserts of Mr D' Maurice O'Riordan Australian Art Collector Oct- Dec
2011 Original Art Documentary Channel 10 March
2012 Canberra Times, Black, White and Beautiful' by Sasha Grishin February
2012 Nganamnpa Ngura Catalogue Essay by Claire Eltringham
2012 Manta Irititjangku: Ngura Kutjupalakutu catalogue essay Nici Cumpston (AGSA)
2012 Aboriginal Art and Culture: An American Eye Blog. Aboriginal Art in America Again Summer
2012 Aboriginal Art and Culture: An American Eye Blog Ancestral Modern In Seattle and Ninuku in New York May
2012 Artists Talking, a reportage of : Art Design, Gallery and NYC Events by David Barish New Pallates of Ancient Land June
2012 Australian Consulate general (USA) Feature June

Influences

Country - Pilpiiny
Country - Pukara
Ilurrpa
Papa Story

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