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MB038060

Anwekety (Conkerberry)

Medium
Acrylic on Linen
Size
120 x 90cm
Year Painted
2008
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MB038060

Anwekety (Conkerberry)

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Artist Profile

Like her sisters (Angelina and Kathleen Ngale), Polly predominantly painted the …

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Polly Ngale
Born:

c. 1936

Deceased:

2022

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

Ahalpere, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects:

Anwekety (Conkerberry)

Like her sisters (Angelina and Kathleen Ngale), Polly predominantly painted the Anwekety (conkerberry, also referred to as the bush plum), depicted through superimposed dot work. A vibrant and bubbly person, Polly spoke little English and lived a traditional life at Utopia (North East of Alice Springs).

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
EXHIBITIONS
1989
Utopia Women's Paintings, the first Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-1989, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1990
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
2000
Australie - Art, Arts d'Australie Stephane Jacob, J.L.Amsler, Bastille, Paris
2003
20th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
2008
Dreamings - the Land, Outback Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, VIC
2008
Emily and Her Legacy, Hillside Gallery with Coo-ee Art Sydney, Tokyo, Japan
REFERENCES
Brody, A.
(1989) Utopia Women's Paintings The First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project 1988-89, exhib.cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Birnberg, M. & Kreczmanski, JB.
(2004) Aboriginal Artists Dictionary of Biographies, J.B. Publishing Australia

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Polly Ngale
Artwork Size:
120 x 90cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2008
Title:
Anwekety (Conkerberry)
Free Shipping Worldwide!:
This painting on linen will be shipped in a cylinder to you free of charge, worldwide! An option to have this painting 'stretched' onto a wooden frame may be available. If selected, further charges will apply and will be calculated at checkout.

Description

Polly paints the conkerberry. In Anmatyerre the conkerberry is called Anwekety. This fruit looks very similar to a plum and is often referred to in English by Polly as a 'bush plum'. In the Dreamtime, winds blew from all directions, carrying the Anwekety seed over Polly's ancestors' land. The first Anwekety of the Dreamings then grew, bore fruit and dropped more seeds. Many winds blew the seeds all over the Dreaming lands.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse