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Angelina Ngale (Pwerle)

Angelina Ngale (Pwerle) paintings

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About Angelina Ngale (Pwerle)

Artist: Angelina Ngale (Pwerle) 
Skin name: Ngale
Language group: Anmatyerre
Country: Ahalpere
Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
Born: 1947
AIAM career rank: 129

Born to Nellie Petyarre in the arid desert area of Utopia Station in 1947, Angelina Ngale (also known as Angelina Pwerle) has become a renowned Australian Aboriginal artist, with her work held in collections nationally and internationally. Initially Angelina began in the medium of batik when this begun in the late 1970’s at Utopia.  When acrylics swept the Utopia region about a decade later, Angelina made the swift transition and has continued using this medium like other Utopia artists.

Well known for her fine dot representations of the Anwekety (Conkerberry or Bush Plum), Angelina quickly became a household name among Australian Indigenous galleries and has been exhibited extensively. In 2003, Angelina began painting the Atham-areny story of which she now predominately paints. 

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