Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri - FATHER'S COUNTRY NP1659

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Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri Father’s Country Australian Aboriginal Art Painting on canvas NP1659

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Artist: Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri
Skin Name: Napaltjarri
Born: c.1940.
Region: Yamunturrngu (Mt Liebig) – Northern Territory
Language:Warlpiri 
Subjects and Themes(Dreaming): Nyrippi.

 

ABOUT ARTIST

Born in Haasts Bluff, West of Alice Springs, Ngoia Pollard is the daughter of Angoona Nangala and Jim Tjungurrayi. She was brought up in Haasts Bluff and remembers when people rode on camels to get anywhere. From there,

Ngoia moved to Pupunya where she was educated, among her classmates was the renowned artist Lily Kelly Napanagrdi.

In 2004 Ngoia received First Prize in the Advocate Central Australian Award and followed that up in 2006 with the most prestigious prize in aboriginal art, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) for a representation of Talarada.

Her husband, the now deceased Jack Tjampijinpa Pollard was a very important artist and painted for the Papunya Tula Artists. Ngoia began painting in 1997, painting her father's country, which is a sacred Walpiri Territory associated with narratives relating to 'water snake'.

In 2006 Ngoia traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark for a major art exhibition at the Knud Grothe Gallery, were she was artist in residence alongside Lilly Kelly Napangardi. Ngoia also led the traditional dance for the opening night and the Danish people were very taken by Ngoia's art and cultural offerings.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2005 Divas of the Desert, Gallery Gondwana
  • 2005 Japingka Art, Fremantle
  • 2006 Tony Bond Gallery, Adelaide

COLLECTIONS:

  • Thomas Vroom collection on loan to the Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht the Nederland's
  • National Australia Art Gallery, Canberra
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Artbank, Sydney
  • Private and Corporate collections in Australia, Denmark and Germany

AWARDS:

  • 2006 1st Prize of the prestigious Northern Territory Art Award
  • 2004 1st Prize in the Advocate Central Australian Award
  • 2003 selected for the prestigious Northern Territory Art Award
  • 2002 selected for the prestigious Northern Territory Art Award

SOURCE: Birnberg, M & Kreczmanski, JB 2004, Aboriginal artists dictionary of biographies: Western Desert, Central Desert and Kimberley Region, 1st edn., JB Publishing, Marleston.

This magnificent artwork represents the swamps around Nyirripi. The oval shapes are iconographic representations of the Swamps and Lakes ear Nyirrpi (Talarada) North West of Mt Liebig. In Ngoia artwork, she depicts the wet and dry seasons of her country. This region is changed with the spiritual presence of the 'water snake' that lives beneath the surface. This is the area where her father was hunting in the past.

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