Margaret Baragurra was born in Kalpirti located in the Great Sandy Desert among significant waterholes and water locations. In the early 1970s severe drought forced her people, the Yulparija, to leave their traditional country. Margaret travelled with her family, walking to the coastal town of Bidyadanga (then La Grange Mission), about 250 km south of Broome, where she continues to live.
Margaret started painting in 2003. Since then, her work has enjoyed critical acclaim and she has been widely exhibited. She combines the traditional imagery of the Great Sandy Desert with the vibrant colours of the saltwater landscape she now inhabits.
Margaret is represented by Short Street Gallery, Broome.
Courtesy of Short Street Gallery