Aharlper Country (270326)
- Angelina Ngal
- Aharlper Country (270326)
- synthetic polymer on linen
- 151 x 152 cm
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Annual Collectors' Exhibition 2008, Lauraine Diggins Fine
Art, Melbourne, cat. no.44
Annual Collectors' Exhibition 2008, exhibition catalogue, Malakoff Fine Art Press, Melbourne, 2008, p.48
Along with her sisters, Kathleen and Poly Ngal, Angelina Ngal is custodian of her grandfather?s country, Aharlper. This is the foundation of her painting, translating the country into a series of tiny shimmering dots spilling across the canvas. Her paintings can be appreciated as striking
abstract works; however there are other complex layers of
meaning related to the geography and spirituality associated with her country. In particular, Angelina paints the Bush Plum known as Anwekety, a small black conkerberry, a plant of the area with fruits and flowers, which is also connected to the ceremonial business, especially for the women of
Camel Camp in Utopia.