Donavon was born at Billabong Station out of Mullewa in 1974. He has lived in Wiluna nearly all of his life, attending school at the Wiluna Remote Community School, and High School at Meekatharra.
Donavon displays a remarkable sense of design in his paintings. His works often depict bush tucker, in particular Honey Ants and Bardies (Witchery Grubs), Goanna, family and seeds which he incorporates into contemporary designs. His works are of a third dimension where he would place one dot on top of another and another.
Donavon has been invited to join AACHWA (Aboriginal Art Centre Hub Western Australia) as a committee member and if nominated a Director representing Tjukurba Art Centre here in Wiluna. This will be a great honour and opportunity for Donavon to learn new skills adding to his portfolio.
2019 – Revealed Fremantle Exhibition
2019 – Another View Exhibition on 7 May 2019
2017 – Certificate award Heritage Conservation Skills & Architectural Stone-masonry
2013 – Exhibited Oakajee Port & Rail, QV1 Building, Perth
2008/2007 – Exhibited Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
2007 – Exhibited Cossack Art Award at Roebourne