Janet Forrester Ngala

Janet Forrester Ngala

Born:                   c.1936
Group:                  Luritja
Area:                   Ernabella & Alice Springs
Region:                 Central Desert
Community:              Wilora, Stirling
Language:               Anmatyerre / Luritja 
Social Affiliation:     Angale subsection
Medium:                 Acrylic paint on canvas

Subjects:               bush passion fruit, four people with 
                        digging sticks, rocks

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

1989, Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery, Hobart.
1989, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
1992, Desert Dreamings, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta, 
1993, Yapakurlangu Jirrama, Batchelor College, Tennant Creek, NT
1996, Bruise, Belgium

Select Bibliography:
"NANGARA, the Australian Aboriginal art exhibition" Ebes Collection(C)

Janet Forrester Ngala is a Luritja speaker who began painting in the late 
1980's with the Jukurrpa (Dreaming) group, based in Alice Springs. She 
lives in Alice Springs but from time to time stays in her father's country 
Ernabella. Her work was included in a major exhibition of the Jukurrpa 
artists at the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs in 1989 and in several 
subsequent shows (including Desert Dreamings, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta, 1992). 
She was also featured in an exhibition in 1996 in Bruise, Belgium. 

In the past few years she has mainly sold her work through Aboriginal Desert 
Art Gallery in Alice Springs and in galleries located in the major capitals 
of Australia. The National Gallery of Australia and collectors from New York, 
Philadelphia, England, Switzerland, Germany, Rome and Indonesia have acquired 
her works.

 Discovery Media, Documentation Pty Ltd, and the Australian 
Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, 
East Roseville, New South Wales. (C)

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