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Saturday: 9am – 2:30pm
Sunday: 9am – 2:30pm
Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Also Known As: Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri Born: 10/07/1947 Region: Western Desert Community: Haasts Bluff Outstation: Mt Liebig Language: Luritja / Warlpiri Local group: Luritja / Warlpiri clan Subjects: Water snake and the swampy landscape in which it dwells. Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
2006 – Winner 23rd Telstra
National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art
Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
2004 – Winner Advocate Central Australian Award, NT.
National Australian Art Gallery, Canberra.
Thomas Vroom collection on loan to the Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht the Nederland’s.
Private and cooperate collections in Australia, Denmark and Germany
Exhibitions: Group Exhibitions:
2011 – Papunya Tula artists ? Community III, featuring the work of Jaqueline Nakamarra, Maureen Nakamarra, Winnie Nakamarra, Kawayi Nampitjinpa, Rosie Nampitjinpa, Yuyuya Nampitjinpa, Edith Namptjinpa, Kaylene Nangala, Nanu Nangala, Brenda Napaltjarri, Eileen Napaltjarri, Joy Napaltjarri, Leonie Napaltjarri, Monica Napaltjarri, Ngoia Napaltjarri, Payu Napaltjarri, Renata Napaltjarri, Takariya Napaltjarri, Kutungka Napanangka, Lorna Napanangka, Lorna Brown Napanangka, Bombatu Napangati, Nanyuma Napangati, Wintjilya Napltjarri, Josephine Napurrula, Lisa Napurrula, Ningura Napurrula, Rubilee Napurrula, Donna Nungurrayi, Pantjiya Nungurrayi, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Mervyn Tjangala, Adam Gibbs Tjapaltjarri, George Tjampu Tjapaltjarri, Hilary Tjapaltjarri, Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri, Sam Tjapanangka, Charlie Tjapangati, Kanya Tjapangati, Nyilyari Tjapangati, George Tjungurrayi, George Ward Tjungurrayi, Willy TJungurrayi, Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula at Utopia Art Sydney.2011 – Parcours des Mondes, featuring the work of Abie Loy Kemarre, Crusoe Kurddal, Djambawa Marawili, Ngoia Napaltjarri, Walter Brown Napanangka, Dorothy Napangardi, Dennis Nona, Andrea Martin Nungarrayi, Alick Tipoti, Paddy Stewart Tjapaltjarri, Arts d’Australie, Stephane Jacob, Paris, France.2010 – Papunya Tula Artists Community, featuring the work of Makinti Napanangka,Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Kawayi Nampitjinpa, Ray James Tjangala,Jake Tjapaltjarri,Kutungka Napanangka,Patrick Tjungurrayi, Joey West Tjupurrula,Kim Napurrula,Yuyuya Nampitjinpa, Tatali Napurrula,Ningura Napurrula,Pantjiya Nungurrayi,Kayi Kayi Nampitjinpa,Josephine Nangala, Brenda Napaltjarri,Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula, Willy Tjungurrayi,Adam Gibbs Tjapaltjarri,Michael Reid Tjapanangka,Lorna Brown Napanangka,Naata Nungurrayi,Wintjiya Napaltjarra,George Tjungurrayi,Yalti Napangati,Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra,Rosie Nampitjinpa,Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri,Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri,Debra Nakamarra,Rubilee Napurrula,Valmayi Nampitjinpa,Wyntjiya Napaltjarri,Payu Napaltjarri,Nyilyari Tjapangati,Bombatu Napangati,Ngoia Napaltjarri,Josephine Napurrula,Yukultji Napangati,Takariya Napaltjarri,Eileen Napaltjarri,Lorna Napanangka,Leonie Napaltjarri,Nanyuma Napangati,Hazel Nakamarra, Utopia Art, Sydney. 2010 – Art Elysees, Arts d’Australie, Stephane Jacob, Paris, France. 2010 – Emerging Elders, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.2008 – Lineart, Arts d’Australie, Stephane Jacob, Gens, Belgium. 2008 – Parcours des Mondes, Artists displayed:, Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri, John Wilson, Dorothy Napangardi, Abie Loy Kemarre, Julie Robinson Nangala, Peggy Rockman Napaljarri, Jimmy An.Gunguna, Bob Burrawal, Alice Nampitjinpa, Gloria Tamerre Petyarre, Arthur Tjatitjarra Robertson, Alick Tipoti, Nawurapu Wunungmurra, Dymphna Kerinauia, Immaculata Tipiloura, Pantjiya Nungurrayi, Roy Wiggan, Lena Nyadbi, Michael Boiyool Anning, Ken Thaiday, Dennis Nona, Sam Tjampitjin, Thomas Rice Jangala, Ningie Nangala, Eva Nargoodah, Boliny Wanambi, Milminya Dhamarrandji, Galuma Maymuru, Yuyuya Nampitjinpa, Josephine Napurrula, Judy Mengil, Susie Hunter Petyarre, Sarah Morton, Nandabitta, Paul Nabulumo Namarinjmak, Terry Ngamandara, Marina Mardilanj, Arts d Australie Stephane Jacob, Paris, France. 006 – 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; New works by Wentja Napaltjarri and Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri, Neil Murphy Indigenous Art in Association with Watiyawanu Artists, Mt. Liebig present on exhibition at Depot II Gallery, Sydney.
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 Australian Award.
She paints her father country, which is sacred Warlpiri 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.