Area: Mt. Leibig, Northern Territory
Born: circa 1948
Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri was born at Haasts Bluff in 1948. Her late husband, Jack Tjampijimpa Pollard was a part of the significant Papunya Tula Artists community. Ngoia paints her father’s country and depicts the land from an aerial view. She paints the swamps and lakes close to her home, Nyrripi (Talarada), north-west of Mount Liebig; these are represented as circular shapes in her work. Her paintings portray the wet and dry aspects of her land and the dots show the water drying up and the cracks taking place. Her father used to hunt near these places. Ngoia is charged with important custodial responsibilities for her land and is involved with the North Territory Land Council.
In 2006 she was honored with the very prestigious Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award.
2002- Northern Territory Art Award
2003- Northern Territory Art Award
2004- First Prize in the Advocate Central Australian Award
2006- First Prize at the 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Thomas Vroom Collection, The Netherlands