In 2001, Geelong Gallery underwent renovations throughout the building. The entrance, foyer and main temporary exhibition spaces were reconfigured and modest alterations to the basement were completed to include secure storage for works of art.
Puli at Lake MacDonald by Pintupi artist Narputta Nangala was painted in 2001 and later acquired for our permanent collection in 2018.
Nangala was born in Karrkurutinytja, also known as Lake MacDonald (or Lake Macdonald), on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Puli at Lake MacDonald is Nangala’s unique vision of her Country. The repeated arched forms represent the ‘puli’ (rocks or low rocky sand hills) that surround the lake. The central bands represent the lake after the rains (blue) and the salt crystals as the lake starts to dry (white).
Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People should be aware that this post contains the name of a person who has since passed away.