This is Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri

By Gwylym Owen

Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri (born c. 1948; also known as Ngnoia) is a Walpiri-speaking Indigenous artiste from Australia’s Western Desert region. Ngoia Pollard married Jack Tjampitjinpa, who became an artist lively with the Papunya Tula company, and they had five children.

Having commenced painting in 1997, Ngoia Pollard won a major regional art prize in 2004. She went upon to win the painting prize in the 2006 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. Her works are held in major private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia.

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