Polly Ngale

Born in 1930 - Australia


Polly Ngale (Ngala, Ngal,...) lives in Utopia, (North East of Alice Springs). She was born in the 1930s, and is the sister of Kathleen Ngale and Angeline Pwerle Ngale. The paints the Blush Plum Dreaming with small colored dots, a technique familiar tot he artists of the Camel Camp.

The variating rhythms of her dots reveal the structure of the landscape and evoke at the same time the presence of the Ancestors and their actions. More than a real landscape, it shows traces of the Dreaming, a sacred dimension for the Aborigines.

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The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
The World Bank, Washington USA


1989 Utopia Women's Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer
Project, 1988-89, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.

1990 'Utopia - A Picture Story,' an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire and

2000 Arts d’Australie Stephane Jacob / Espace Mezzo - Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris; Arts d’Australie, Stephane Jacob / Air France, Paris

2003 20th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

2008 Emily and Her Legacy, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo with Coo-ee Art
Sydney in conjunction with the opening of the landmark retrospective
exhibition Utopia – the Genius of Emily Kngwarreye at the National
Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan

2008 Dreamings – the Land, Outback Aboriginal Art, Caulfield, Vic

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