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Polly Ngale Paintings

Polly Ngale Paintings

Polly Ngale, senior Utopia artist, sister of Angeline Pwerle and Kathleen Ngale, paints layered images of Bush Plum and other Dreamings

Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale belongs to the oldest living generation of Utopia women. Her artistic career began in the late 1970s when she, like many of the women in Utopia, began working with silk batik before venturing into works on canvas.

Polly Ngale is one of the most senior custodians of her country Ahalpere, in the heart of Utopia. She shares this country and the Bush Plum (Arnwetky) Dreaming with her sisters Kathleen Ngale and Angeline Pwerle Ngale.

Like Kathleen Ngale, Polly Ngale creates her paintings by building up layers of colour to create multi-dimensional images. Many of Polly Ngale’s paintings depict the bush plum and its bright yellow seeds, in its various stages of ripening, or the topography of the land in varying shades of red, orange, and yellow to reflect the changing colours of the seasons. Other works depict designs associated with Awelye, Women’s business and ceremonial law.

Polly Ngale’s paintings are borne from traditional knowledge and her confident approach to painting is evident in the way she assembles the images of the bush seeds, piling dots over each other to create a dense surface using a rich palette of colour. Polly Ngale’s subject matter is drawn from acute observation and memory. There is intimate knowledge of country, blended with personal history and ancestral journey.

Polly Ngale’s work has been widely exhibited since 1999. Her work has appeared in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award since 2003. Her honourable mention as a 2004 finalist was followed by representation at the Contemporary Art Fair in Paris at the Grand Palais Champs Elysees. Polly Ngale was also represented in the exhibition Emily Kngwarreye and her Legacy at the Hillside Forum, Daikanyama, Tokyo in 2008.

Selected Exhibitions

1989 Utopia Women Painting, the First Works on Canvas, 1988 – 89, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney NSW
1990 Utopia – A Picture Story, exhibition of 88 works on silk, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Ireland and Scotland
2000 Arts Australie, Stephane Jacob/Espace Mezzo, Avenue des Champs- Elysees, Paris
2002 Two Sisters: Kathleen and Polly Ngale, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne VIC
2003 20th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
2007 Visions of Utopia, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art, Sydney NSW
2007 Journeys and Dreams, Gecko Gallery, Broome WA
2008 Utopia Revisited, NG Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
2009 Utopia – Bush Plum & Other delicacies, Honey Ant Gallery, Noosa QLD
2010 Spring, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney NSW
2014 Dot Code: Desert Artists, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2015 Sixteen Artists – 16 x 2, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA

Collections

Holmes à Court Collection, Perth WA
World Bank, Washington USA

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015779  |  acrylic on canvas  |  94 x 39 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015782  |  acrylic on canvas  |  95 x 49 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015864  |  acrylic on canvas  |  88 x 86 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015865  |  acrylic on canvas  |  100 x 89 cm

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Emu Seed Country by Polly  Ngal

Polly Ngal  |  Emu Seed Country

Jap 015285  |  acrylic on linen  |  203 x 114 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 000896  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 010332  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

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Emu Seed by Polly  Ngal

Polly Ngal  |  Emu Seed

Jap 015284  |  acrylic on linen  |  86 x 97 cm

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Emu Seed and Bush Plum by Polly  Ngal

Polly Ngal  |  Emu Seed and Bush Plum

Jap 015287  |  acrylic on linen  |  199 x 120 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015784  |  acrylic on canvas  |  200 x 108 cm

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Emu Seed Country by Polly  Ngal

Polly Ngal  |  Emu Seed Country

Jap 015283  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 120 cm

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Awekety – Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Awekety – Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 009658  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 012479  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 150 cm

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Emu Seeds and Bush Plum Country by Polly  Ngal

Polly Ngal  |  Emu Seeds and Bush Plum Country

Jap 015286  |  acrylic on linen  |  204 x 84 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015783  |  acrylic on canvas  |  94 x 49 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 009548  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

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Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 012477  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 102 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015778  |  acrylic on canvas  |  94 x 39 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015761  |  acrylic on canvas  |  214 x 149 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale & Belinda Golder

Polly Ngale & Belinda Golder  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 013876  |  acrylic on canvas  |  199 x 105 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 011956  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 46 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015780  |  acrylic on canvas  |  88 x 42 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015781  |  acrylic on canvas  |  96 x 49 cm

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