|Date of Birth
|APY Studio Adelaide
Margaret Richards was born 1957 in her Country around the community of Pipalyatjara. She is the daughter of acclaimed APY artist Harry Tjutjuna, who passed away in May 2019, having had a hugely successful artistic career first at Ernabella Arts and then at Ninuku Arts. Margaret moved to Adelaide around 2003. Margaret has a natural gift, which has been apparent ever since her first day painting at the APY studio in May 2019. While Margaret's mark-making and aesthetic has similarities with her father's, she is painting different story, one that relates to Tjukula Tjuta (many rock holes).
Margaret has been a finalist twice in the prestigious Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in 2020 and 2022. In 2020 she was also a finalist in the Heysen Prize, at the Hahndorf Academy and in 2021 was commissioned to produce a large-scale painting spanning four meters in length for Ulkaria Cultural Centre, an inspiring musical and artistic venue set within the Adelaide Hills. Margaret’s work sits prominently in private collections across Australia and her work has been acquired by the Australia France Foundation Collection.