Ngarra: The Texta Drawings captures an extraordinary artist's unfolding career.
Ngarra: The Texta Drawings is a beautifully curated book with essays from Henry F. Skerritt and Nick Tapper, as well as notes by Kevin Shaw, Ngarra’s great friend, art dealer, biographer and Barngku (grandson). It is the first monograph on the artist's work, and the first publication by Mossenson Art Foundation.
Ngarra (c.1920-2008) grew up in the bush under the tutelage of his grandparents, and didn’t start practicing art until late in his life - at the age of 70. A stockman and bush man, Ngarra spent his life traversing two worlds: from the sphere of white pastoralists to custodianship of knowledge and practice taught to him by his grandparents in the Kimberley ranges.