Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri

Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri born 1947 from Mt Leibig paints her father’s country. This country is sacred Warlpiri territory. This region is charged with the spiritual presence of the ‘water snake’ which lives beneath the surface and Ngoia describes this as being dangerous. Ngoia depicts the wet and dry characteristics of this country.
The oval shapes in Ngoia’s paintings are iconographic representatives of the swamps and lakes near Nyirrpi (Talarada) North West of Mt Liebig where Ngoia lives.

Ngoia won the prestigious 2006 Telstra Award which has raised her profile considerably with collectors world wide.