Bush Plum bears artist's name, title, date and 'M & R Gooch Alice Springs Aust' on the reverse synthetic polymer paint on canvas 183.5 x 174.5cm
PROVENANCE: Painted in 1997 Rodney Gooch, Alice Springs Superannuation Fund of William Nuttall and Annette Reeves
EXHIBITION: Blue Chip V, The Collectors' Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, 4 - 29 March 2003
Angelina Pwerle lives and paints in Ngkawenyerre, Utopia, Northern Territory, where she began creating artwork in 1986, originally working with batik. However it is with her paintings that she has come to national and international prominence.
This painting is concerned with her representation of the Bush Plum Dreaming, a subject matter to which she continually returns in varying and dynamic expression. Angelina works with intense areas of the finest mark making, tiny dots that are built up over a dark ground to create a surface that shifts and moves, offering a great sense of depth.
The artist has been represented by Niagara Galleries since 1996, where she has held eight solo exhibitions. Her work has been collected by many significant public and private institutions including the Holmes à Court Collection, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.