Bush Plum Country

Angelina NGAL: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Angelina Ngal, together with her sisters Kathleen and Poly, began producing the now famous batiks at Utopia in 1986. She has since adapted this style to painting on canvas.
It is largely through this medium that Angelina Ngal has gained international recognition, although she has also produced carved wooden sculptures.
The two works by Angelina Ngal depict a contemporary dialogue or translation of the cultural, geographic, social and religious components of community life. Ngal depicts
her grandfather:'s country, Arlparra, in the first work and aspects of the Bush Plum Dreaming, for which she is joint custodian, in the second. Both works contain a layer of
translation ·of points of geography, elements of knowledge of places, and memories of hunting and ceremonial business. The subtle and textured surfaces of the works
provide a hintto the viewer of the richly layered interpretations of narrative beneath.
MR 15/10/18
Bush Plum Country
Artist/Maker and role
Angelina NGAL: artist
Synthetic polymer on linen
Uneven, max image dimensions: 200.2 x 119.2cm (unstretched)
Credit line
Gift of Lauraine Diggins, 2007
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the paintings in our collection.


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