Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri was born in Haasts Bluff, a daughter of Angoona Nangala
and Jim Tjungurrayi. (Please view Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri Curriculum Vitae page
219 Australian Encyclopedia Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies) Her
husband (deceased) Jack Tjampijinpa Pollard was a very important artist painting
for Papunya Tula Artists community. Ngoia mostly works for the Watiyawanu Artists
of Amunturrngu Corporation and has special custodianship responsibilities for
her country and will often fly by helicopter on business with the North Territory
Land Council. In 2004 Ngoia received the First Prize in the Advocate Central
She paints her father country, which is sacred Walpiri territory associated with
narratives to the 'water snake'. The oval shapes in her paintings are iconographic
representation of the swamps and lakes near Nyrripi (Talarada) North West of Mount
Liebig where Ngoia lives. She depicts the wet and dry characteristics of the country.
This region is changed with the spiritual presence of the 'water snake', which
lives beneath the surface. This is the area where her father was hunting in the past.