Walu. Ningie Nangala.
Ningie Nangala

Walu

Etching

64 x 39 cm 

Inscribed A/P4


$1,500

 

Ningie has depicted some of her country, located south west of Balgo in the Great Sandy 

Desert. This country is known as Walu, named after the large warniri (rockhole) depicted 

as the large circle in the centre of this print. Surrounding the warniri and dominating the 

country are tali (sandhills), as well as smaller warniri and women, shown as the U shapes. 

This is the country where Ningie was born and is a place she would often hunt goanna as a 

young girl. 


Ningie Nanala Nangala was born c.1930 in the Pippar/Kiwirrkurra area. Her mother died 

when she was very young, and she came to the Balgo Mission when her family group was 

camped at Lirrwati, close to Balgo. As a young girl she tended to the mission goats, 

gathering bush food for them to eat. Like many people at that time, she returned to her 

own country before settling at the old mission, first at Tjalyiwarn, then at its present site at 

Wirrumanu from 1962. She married and had four children. After her first husband passed 

away, she married Tjumpo, another important Balgo artist, and had a further five children. 

Nangala's preferred themes for her artwork include the longtailed desert mouse, snakes 

and lizards, rock holes, women's law ground, and Tingari men. (Warlayirti Artists) 

 

Item #3117

Price: $1,500.00

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