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Group show: Song Ling - When We Were Young / Angelina Pwerle (over)

15 January 2008 until 2 February 2008
  Song Ling - When We Were Young / Angelina Pwerle
Angelina Pwerle, Bush plum, 2005, acrylic on linen, 127 x 327cm
  Niagara Galleries

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is pleased to present

When We Were Young

15 January - 2 February 2008

A fully illustrated colour catalogue is available for $11 plus postage and handling



15 January - 2 February 2008

Like many of the Utopia women artists, Angelina Pwerle began producing work with the Indonesian technique of Batik in 1986. Not long after, canvas and acrylic paint was introduced to her community and it has largely been in this medium that Angelina has come to national and international prominence.

Angelina's work is predominantly concerned with representations of the bush plum dreaming. This subject matter has been given varied forms of expression. She has worked with intense areas of dotting, tiny marks that are built up over a dark ground to create an ambiguous surface that shifts and moves with remarkable liveliness. Other paintings have also incorporated a looser style using a brush. These works have been characterised by intense patches of colour and elegant outlining of shapes.

Angelina also produces carved figures. These sculptures of animals are striking. They are bold simplified forms decorated with bright colours or natural ochres.

Born c.1952, Angelina lives and works in Ngkawenyerre, Utopia, Northern Territory. Her work has been collected by many significant public and private collections including the Holmes Court Collection, the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.

A fully illustrated colour catalogue is available for $11 plus postage and handling

Please join the artists for opening drinks on Tuesday 15 January 2008 from 6.00pm

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