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About the Artist

Polly Ngale was born c. 1935 into the Anmatyarre tribe. She was married to Ray Yeramba (deceased) and is the elder sister of well known artists Kathleen Ngale and Angeline Pwerle Ngale. 

Polly was part of the original group of women who taught batik at Utopia in the 1970s before venturing into painting with acrylic paints on canvas. Polly often assisted the late Emily Kngwarreye with whom she shared the same country. Together with her sisters, Polly is a senior custodian of the Bush Plum Dreaming. 
 
Polly depicts the Bush Plum and its effects on her country. She often depicts the topography in shades of reds, oranges and yellows reflecting the varying seasonal palette. 
 
Like her sister Kathleen she builds up layer upon layer of colour creating a multi-dimensional effect to reveal the Bush Plum Ankwety - and her country - Alparra in all its glory.
 
Polly now lives at Camel Camp on Utopia with her family and sisters, Kathleen, Maisy and Angeline Pwerle.
 
Her work is included in the prestigious Holmes a Court Collection.
 
Selected Exhibitions
 
2003 
• 20th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the NT
 
2000 
• Arts d'Australie, Stéphane Jacob / Espace Mezzo - Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris
 
1997
• Peintres aborigenes d'Australie, Paris 
 
1992 
• Modern Art - Ancient Icon, The World Bank, Washington, USA 
 
1990
• 'Utopia - A Picture Story,' an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire and Scotland
 
1989
• Utopia Women's Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project
 
1988-89
• S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
 
1988
• Aboriginal "Dot" Painting, Melbourne
 
Selected Collections
• Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
• The World Bank, Washington, USA
 
Selected Bibliography
• Brody, A., 1989, Utopia Women's Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, exhib. cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth. (C)
• Brody, A., 1990, Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd, Perth. (C)
• Aboriginal Artists Dictionary of Biographies - Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region, written by Janusz B.Kreczmanski & Margo Birnberg 

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