Dancing Women


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Angeline Ngala’s Atham-areny paintings depict the women in preparation for singing and dancing with witch doctors to draw sickness out of those touched by the Atham-areny creatures. Atham-areny which are small creatures who live where there is no fire.

Born in 1947, Angelina lives and works in Ngkawenyerre, Utopia, Northern Territory. Her work has been collected by many significant public and private collections including the Holmes á Court Collection, the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.


  • Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands.
  • The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
  • The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
  • The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • Artbank, Sydney
  • Commonwealth Law Courts, Melbourne.
  • LaTrobe University Collection, Melbourne
  • Gallery of Modern Arts, Brisbane