Language:  Walpiri
Region:   Haats Bluff
Date of Birth: c1948

Content: Ngoia paints her father’s country, which is a sacred Walpiri territory associated with narratives to the ‘water snake’. The oval shapes in her paintings are iconographic representation of the swamps and lakes near Nyrripi (Talarada) North West of Mount Liebig where Ngoia lives. The dots represent the water drying up and the cracks in the ground forming. She depicts the wet and dry characteristics of the country. This region is changed with the spiritual presence of the ‘water snake’ which lives beneath the surface. This is the area where her father was hunting in the past.


  • 2006 Winner of the ATSIAA Telstra Award – $40,000
  • 2004 Winner of the Advocate Central Australian Award – First Prize

Selected Collections:

  • Thomas Vroom Collection
  • Utrecht the Nederland’s
  • National Australian Art Gallery
  • Canberra National
  • Gallery of Australia
  • Artbank, Sydney
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