Margaret Duncan

Katherine South, Northern Territory

Artist, businesswoman, teacher

Margaret took up art later in life as a way of overcoming depression. Her first painting was selected for a national showcase and she has since built a reputation as a master craftswoman who creates beautiful art from natural bush materials. Her dream is to encourage younger Aboriginal people to run their own businesses. Margaret also wants to enrich the lives of non‑Aboriginal Australians by providing access to traditional cultural knowledge through workshops: “All my paintings are about healing; I like helping people. Sometimes when you feel sick you want to look at something to feel better and my art makes people feel better.”