synthetic polymer paint on belgian linen
127 x 96.5 cm
Lauraine Diggens Fine Art, Melbourne
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
Touring Exhibition Brazil 2014Story
As senior custodians, Kathleen and Poly Ngal share great responsibility as keepers of cultural knowledge for their country Arlparra. Poly Ngal’s paintings often depict bright yellow seeds, feast for the emus, amongst the Bush Plums that grow in her country. Her paintings are borne from traditional knowledge and Poly’s confident approach to her work can be seen in the way she assembles streams of seeds, piling dots upon each other to create rich thick fields of glowing palettes of colour. Poly was a finalist in the 21st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award, 2004.