2007/0278 Arlparra Country

Arlparra Country

Artist

Angelina NGAL
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
c 1947
 in
Australia

Artwork

Title
Arlparra Country
Date
2006
Medium/Material
Synthetic polymer on linen
Dimensions
Uneven dimensions, max image size: 206.5 x 128cm (unstretched) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Lauraine Diggins, 2007
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2007/0278
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightAngelina Ngal, together with her sisters Kathleen and Poly, began producing the now famous batiks at Utopia in 1986, and adapted this style to painting on canvas. It is largely through painting that Angelina has gained international recognition, although she has also produced carved wooden sculptures. Angelina's work represents a contemporary dialogue or translation of the cultural, geographic, social and religious components of community life. In this work she depicts her grandfather's country, Arlparra. The subtle and textured surfaces of the work provide a hint to the viewer of the richly layered interpretations of narrative beneath. (AGWA 2007)

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