Loretta Egan was born in Carnarvon on the 4th of January 1964. She is a proud Yamatji woman and speaks the Wajarri language. She attended primary school in Geraldton and High School at St. Norbert's College, Queen's Park Perth.
In 1981, she moved to Alice Springs Central Australia, where she was given permission to do dot painting. Loretta acknowledges that she learnt the art form and received permission to practice from traditional landowners.
One of Loretta's paintings was presented to the Queen, on a visit to Perth. A year later, she was approached to do a special piece that would go on to be a part of an Art Exhibition in London in which the guest of honour was Her Majesty, the Queen of England.
Throughout the 90s and into the new millennium she has worked extensively with various Art Galleries around Perth, as well as having been part of numerous Exhibitions around Australia. Loretta plans to hold an Art Exhibition of her own sometime in the near future.
ARTISTIC CURRICULUM VITAE
2002 – 2007 Designed Logo’s for posters
• Coalition of peoples - Perth
• Survival 2003 – Perth
• Department of Community Development – Perth
• Domestic Violence Unit – Perth
• Health Way – Perth
• Koongamia Football club
• Didjers we do (didgeridoo’s)
• Artique design – calendar – 2006 – 2011
• Aboriginal basketball carnival – 2003
• Balga Senior High School
• Forrestfield High School
• Girrawheen Senior High School
• Geraldton Lock up
• Stella Maris Presentation College
July 2014 - Current Loretta Egan's Artwork - Home Based Aboriginal Artist
• Aboriginal commissioned works based on private orders for local, national and international clients and customers.
• Create and provide pieces of artworks for exhibitions, auctions, art awards
• Facilitate workshops and mural works for schools, private and public companies
• Maintain my own 'Loretta Egan's artwork' Facebook page as part of marketing my artworks throughout the world
• Sea Container Mural project at Manning Primary School June 2017
• Wungening Aboriginal Corporation 8th SNAICC National Conference 2019
Latest Commissioned Works
Wungening Moort family healing... Daniel Morrison
• Wungening Aboriginal Corporation Displayed at the 8th SNAICC National Conference 2019
2016 Belmont Art Award
2017 Runner Up National NAIDOC Art Awards
2018 Morawa Arts Award Morawa Acquisition Award Winner
2018 Morawa Arts Award Karara Acquisition Award Winner
2019 Bassendean Aboriginal Art Award Winner