Jimmy Donegan

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Jimmy Donegan (Papa Tjukurpa) was born at Yanpan, a rockhole near Ngatuntjarra Bore. He grew up in the country surrounding Papulankutja (Blackstone) and Mantamaru (Jameson) in Western Australia. A skilled wood craftsman, his spears, spear throwers and boomerangs are greatly prized. He is also a strong cultural man, involved in traditional law and ceremony. In August 2010, Jimmy won the General Painting category and the overall prize for the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA).