Immediate acclaim greeted Don’s painting. Writing in 2004, The Australian newspaper’s Nicholas Rothwell said: 'By any standards this debut exhibition is worthy of sustained attention in the national media.’ The freshness of his work prompted the National Gallery of Australia to acquire two works from the RAFT Artspace in Darwin. He was selected for the prestigious National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in Darwin in 2003 and 2005. His etchings, produced by Basil Hall Editions, were shown at Sydney’s Art on Paper Fair in 2005.

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