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MARGARET TURNER

Like many of the women artists from Utopia, Margaret´s career began with the production of batik works on silk. Subsequently, she is one of eighty eight artists whose work is represented in the book “A Picture Story - The Robert Holmes a Court Collection” which documents a collection of works completed in 1988. Margaret lives at New Store Community in the Utopia Homelands and visits Alice Springs frequently, her language group is Alyawarre. She was born circa 1950 and is an innovative artist who has painted in many styles since her progression to acrylic on canvas. Her main theme is the Bush Orange (one of her plant totems) but she also paints Bush Melon, Awelye (ceremonial body paint) and Budgerigar Dreamings. She has experimented with many different techniques and styles that bring richness to her work and set her apart as an artist.

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