POLLY NGALE "Bush Plum" Acrylic on Canvas Painting 199cm x 127cm

Regular price $1,575.00


POLLY NGALE (c1936 - )
Hand Signed, Original Acrylic On Canvas
Can be Hung Horizontally or Vertically - Stunning

Title: Bush Plum
Image Size: 199cm x 127cm
Signed: Verso
Condition: Excellent - New

Unstretched as easier for Shipping.

Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from Martinez Art Dealer.

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Serafin Martinez
Principal, Martinez Art Dealer
Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
ABN 36 561 407 649


Like her sisters Angelina Ngale (Pwerle) and Kathleen Ngale, Polly predominantly paints the Anwekety (conkerberry, also referred to as the bush plum), depicted through superimposed dot work.

Polly Ngale belongs to the oldest living generation of Utopia women. Her artistic career began in the late 1970s when she, like many of the women in Utopia, began working with silk batik before venturing into works on canvas.

Polly Ngale is one of the most senior custodians of her country Ahalpere, in the heart of Utopia.

Like Kathleen Ngale, Polly Ngale creates her paintings by building up layers of colour to create multi-dimensional images. Many of Polly Ngale’s paintings depict the bush plum and its bright yellow seeds, in its various stages of ripening, or the topography of the land in varying shades of red, orange, and yellow to reflect the changing colours of the seasons. Other works depict designs associated with Awelye, Women’s business and ceremonial law.