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Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale Born: c.1936
Language Group: Anmatyerre
Area: Utopia, Central AustraliaPolly Ngale is one of the most accomplished, senior Utopia artis.She is a sister of Angelina Ngale (Pwerle) and Kathleen Ngale, and like her sisters, Polly predominantly paints layered images of the Anwekety (conkerberry, also referred to as the bush plum) using bright shades of reds, whites, yellows and oranges, capturing colours of different seasons.
Polly is a senior custodian of the Bush Plum Dreaming story.
Polly lives a traditional life with her family at Utopia,North East of Alice Spring.Group Exhibitions & Collections
• 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 Scotland
• 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
Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
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