Ngoia Napaltjarri Pollard
Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri (born c. 1948; also known as Ngnoia) is a Walpiri-speaking Indigenous artist from Australia’s Western Desert region.
Ngoia paints her father’s country, the region of Mount Liebig which is a sacred Walpiri territory. Her paintings are iconographic representations of the water snake and its habitat – the swamps and lakes near Nyrippi (Talarada), north west of Mt. Liebig.
Having commenced painting in 1997, Ngoia Pollard won a major regional art prize in 2004. She went on 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.
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