About Margaret and her work
Margaret Wallace was born in 1966 in the famous artist community of Utopia (350km north east of Alice Springs) in the Northern Territory.
Utopia has a thriving art community and is the birthplace of many celebrated artists, including Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Gloria, Kathleen, Rosemary and Ada Bird Petyarre and many others.
Margaret depicts her sacred spirituality entrenched in Utopian culture in the forms of Bush Leaves, Bush Flowers, Bush Tucker and Awelye (Body Paint)
The Indigenous women gather bush tucker after rain, when the barren desert has been transformed into an abundance of wild bush foods. Margaret Wallace's intricate paintings of land and food are topographical, painted with vibrant acrylic colours.