Peggy Napangardi JONES: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Peggy Napangardi Jones paints Ngulya, or soakage areas, that are special water holes integral to her mind’s eye. The lush paint strokes, alive with colour, depict these areas, allowing the viewer to feel a sense of joy at being at this special place.

Peggy Napangardi Jones has stated that she doesn’t like to have the story of each painting written down because she already knows she is the right one to do these designs. She said, 'I do paintings anyway. I’m right for bush banana and bush orange – I do blackberries – from my mother and my uncles – and willy wagtails. And white cockies – I put ‘em anyway…kangaroos, bush potato – use any way – I can do’em too. If someone buys it they can just look at the painting, no story written down' (Beverly Knight 2020).
Artist/Maker and role
Peggy Napangardi JONES: artist
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
103.4 x 137.8 cm
Credit line
Gift of John McBride in honour of Dr Stefano Carboni (Gallery Director: 2008–2019) through the Commonwealth Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2020
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the paintings in our collection.