Johnny Payne Ngale

Born: 1979

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Ilkawerne, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Arekwarr (Wild Pidgeon) Dreaming, Snake Dreaming, Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming, Country

Johnny belongs to a large family of artists. He is the son of Doreen and Harold Payne and is brother to Bronwyn, Joseph, Violet, Richard, Jimmy and Laura Payne.

In 2000, Johnny began painting for Mbantua Gallery along with other members of his family. He has painted infrequently since that time.

Johnny lives out in Utopia with his family. His wife, Alysia Jones, is also an artist.


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs