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Angelina George

200 Career Overall Rank

70 2016 Market Rank

  • Born: 1937

  • Region: Kimberley, WA
  • Language: Mara, Yungul Mangi

Angelina George is yet to record the 20 auction records that will prevent her AIAM100 rating being discounted by a factor (access About AIAM100 from home page).In fact, prior to 2012, her works had only appeared 9 times at auction and only 5 of these had sold. In fact her highest price was just $2,160.

In 2012 Mossgreen held the sale of the Ross and Rona Clarke collection which included 6 works by this artist. The Clarke's were devotees of Karen Brown Gallery in Darwin which represented Angelina as well as Regina Wilson (who had 4 works enter her top ten results in 2012 as a consiquence). Only one of Angelina's paintings failed to sell in this sale amongst the six on offer. In fact, the five works that did sell became her 5 highest results to date at public sale. Her new record was set by two works, Limmen Gorge, 2006, and My Imagined Country, 2005, which both achieved $17,080 against presale estimates of $12,000 - $15,000. Furher sales were recorded at $11,590, $9,760 and $9,150 giving her an average price for the year of  $12,932 and an 83% success rate.  In spite of the fact that Angelina George is yet to be listed in the top 200 artists she was the 27th best performing artist during 2012.

Her works have performed well in the primary market. Angelina creates strong and highly desirable works of art. She has had no less than 10 solo exhibitions,and bee included in dozens of group shows through her  primary agent. In 2007 she won the General Painting Prize, at the Telstra NATSIAA art awards. She  won the highly prestigious TOGA Art Award in 2009 and was a finalist, in the WA Indigenous Art Award, in 2011.

 

With a cultural cache of this standing, once Angelina's auction records exceed the 20 work threashold, she is set have a far stronger presence in the list of the most important artists of the movement.

Angelina George - Landscape

Landscape
Sold by Leonard Joel, Sydney on 05/12/2010 for $0.00
Size: 69 x 123 cm

Angelina George - (Untitled), 1998

(Untitled), 1998
Sold by Leonard Joel, Sydney on 05/12/2010 for $0.00
Size: 100 x 127 cm

Angelina George - (Untitled)

(Untitled)
Sold by Leonard Joel, Sydney on 05/12/2010 for $0.00
Size: 120 x 125 cm

A detailed artist profile will arrive shortly

 

Born:                    1937

Birthplace:            Nutwood Downs Station, NT

Language Group: Yungul Mangi (Mara and warndarang)

 

Angelina was born about 5 miles from Nut wood Downs Station on 25 November 1937.  Angelina's mother worked at the Roper River Mission, sewing clothes for the children, including her own five daughters, the Joshua Sisters (all since married); Dinah Garadji, Gertrude Huddleston,  Eva Rogers, Betty Roberts and the youngest Angelina George.

Angelina and her sisters attended mission school (Mr. Palmer and Mr. Lesky - from the Anglican Church) and worked in the Mission gardens, although Angelina tried to avoid it as much as possible.  Eva Rogers was a schoolteacher too and Dinah Garadji helped in school and the gardens.

"I was the naughtiest girl!  I used to run down to the river when I should be at school, and go fishing with the old people.  One time they saw me and started paddling away in a canoe.  I sung out to them to "stop!" but they kept going, so I jumped in and swam after them.  Not many crocodiles then like now."

Angelina is the youngest of the Joshua sisters.  Her work often features moody, undulating landscapes of rivers and hills, or bright bold bush flowers and birds.  Angelina enjoys painting and spending time with her grandchildren.

Angelina's people are called Ngyameratjara, fresh water people, and one of her favorite things is to go fishing in the rivers and billabongs, especially Yellow Waters Billabong, or Boomerang Lagoon - both featured in many of her paintings.

"In the mission days we planted short beans, green beans, pawpaw, bananas, cabbage, rock melon, carrot and beetroot...big bean garden down the riverside...irrigation was put in with a pump water ran through the trench... peanuts had another farm.

After gardening helped little bit in the school kitchen work in the kitchen real early set yeast every night for making bread: Miss Rendall was the cook. (She died now in Sydney or Melbourne)"

Angelina is a contemporary artist whose paintings are explorations of the landscape: reflecting and imagining the space and structure of the country.  The distinctive feature of her work is her attention to detail in capturing moody, undulating aerial perspectives of place.  Dry creek beds, burnt trees, sandy river systems, swollen billabongs, sweeping birds, veins of fresh flora on the rocks, walking tracks and camp sites give evidence to the intimate relationship Angelina enjoys with her past and her land.  These journeys are magnified in bright bold paintings of layered bush flowers and birds.

Angelina enjoys painting and is producing works that are the result of patience, a serious interest in her own profile and increasing confidence in her own unique style.

 

Selected Collections:

Karen Brown Collection

McAlpine Collection

Laverty Collection

National Gallery of Victoria

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Kerry Stokes Collection

Lisa Paulsen Collection

 

Awards:

2011    Finalist, WA Indigenous Art Award, AGWA Perth

2009    TOGA Art Award, Darwin

2008    Highly Commended, Telstra NATSIAA, MAGNT Darwin

2007    Winner, General Painting Prize, Telstraa NATSIAA, MAGNT Darwin

 

Publications:

2009     The Australian, Nicholas Rothwell, Renaissance on the Roper

2009     Colour Country, Art From Roper River, Cath Bowdler

2008     The Australian, Nicolas Rothwell, Call of the Wider Sunshine

2007     Australian Gourmet Traveller, March Edition

2006     Art and Australia Magazine, Anita Angel

2006     The Weekend Australian, My Imagined Country, Nicolas Rothwell,                                        

             February 17th

1991     Ngukurr, Anthony Knight

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2010      Karen Brown Gallery, Dawin NT

              Hiding Places

2009      Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

              Burrunji Country

2008      Randall Lane Fine Art, Perth WA

              Dry Season Long Time             

2008      Karen Brown Gallery,  Darwin NT

              Far Away Places - August

2007      Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

              Near Ruined City

2006      Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

              My Imagined Country, February

2000      Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

              Solo Exhibition Angelina George

1999      Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

              Recent Works - Angelina George

1996      Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

              Angelina George

1996      Shades of Ochre, Darwin NT

              Solo Exhibition Angelina George

 

Group Exhibitions:

2010     Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

             Retrospective - December 2010

2010     Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne VIC

             Hiding Places

             Melbourne Art Fair - August 2010

2010     Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

             Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award  

2009     Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

             Rising Stars Modern Classics  - August

2008     Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

             Joshua Sisters

2008     Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne Vic

2008     Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

             Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

2008     Noosa Long Weekend,  Noosa QLD

             My Country Two - June

2007     Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

             Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

             Winner Open Painting Prize

2007     Viviene Anderson Gallery, Melbourne Vic

             Women's Show

2007     Art Sydney, Sydney NSW

2006     Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

             Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

2006     Noosa Long Weekend, Noosa QLD

             My Country - June      

2004     Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

             Angelina George and Betty Roberts

2001     Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

             Group Show - Joshua Sisters

2000     Melbourne Art Fair 2000

             Karen Brown Gallery

2000     Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

             17th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

1999      Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

             16th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

1998      Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

              Recent works - Joshua Sister's

              Dinah Garadji, Gertie Huddleston, Betty Roberts, Eva Rogers and  

              Angelina George

1997      Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT

              Recent works - Joshua Sister's

              Dinah Garadji, Gertie Huddleston, Betty Roberts, Eva Rogers and  

              Angelina George

1995      Chapman Gallery, Canberra

              Group Exhibition

1995      Shades of Ochre, Darwin NT

              Joshua Sister's Exhibition

1994      Shades of Ochre, Darwin NT

              Workshops - Joshua Sister's

              Dinah Garadji, Gertie Huddleston, Betty Roberts, Eva Rogers and  

              Angelina George

Profile References

Karen Brown Gallery. 2013. Karen Brown Gallery. Karen Brown Gallery. Karen Brown Gallery.

Angelina George - My Imagined Country, 2005

My Imagined Country, 2005
Sold by Mossgreen Auctions, Brisbane on 09/09/2012 for $17,080.00
Size: 200 x 250 cm

Angelina George - Untitled, 2007

Untitled, 2007
Sold by Mossgreen Auctions, Brisbane on 09/09/2012 for $9,760.00
Size: 160 x 200 cm

Angelina George - Limmen Gorge, 2006

Limmen Gorge, 2006
Sold by Mossgreen Auctions, Brisbane on 09/09/2012 for $17,080.00
Size: 200 x 250 cm

Sites

Subjects

Country associated with the artist's birthplace, Landscape

Medium

Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen and Canvas

Regional Map

Note: This map is a representation and not accurate. Some sites are sacred and therefore not shown.

Market Performance

Career Totals

AIAM100 Rank
200
AIAM100 Rating
0.9150
Sold/Offered
17/22
Clearance Rate
77%
Average Price
$6,143
Total Price
$104,437
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0240 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0465 0.0805 0.0000 0.5686 0.0477 0.0000 0.2051 0.2361
0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 3/3 0/1 5/6 1/1 0/0 3/3 3/3
$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $575 $0 $0 $0 $2,160 $720 $0 $12,932 $2,280 $0 $4,672 $6,195
Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 - 2016

Top 10 Artworks Sold at Auction

1

Limmen Gorge, 2006

sale price: $17,080.00
auction: Mossgreen Auctions, Brisbane  lot: 38 date: 09/09/2012
200 x 250 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
2

My Imagined Country, 2005

sale price: $17,080.00
auction: Mossgreen Auctions, Brisbane  lot: 37 date: 09/09/2012
200 x 250 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
3

My Imagined Country, 2006

sale price: $17,080.00
auction: Bonhams, Sydney  lot: 112 date: 07/06/2016
160 x 201 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
4

Far Away Places, 2008

sale price: $11,590.00
auction: Mossgreen Auctions, Brisbane  lot: 50 date: 09/09/2012
160 x 120 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
5

Untitled, 2007

sale price: $9,760.00
auction: Mossgreen Auctions, Brisbane  lot: 103 date: 09/09/2012
160 x 200 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
6

River Rocks, 2006

sale price: $9,150.00
auction: Mossgreen Auctions, Brisbane  lot: 102 date: 09/09/2012
160 x 200 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
7

My Imagined Country Series – Dry Season, 2006

sale price: $5,856.00
auction: Bonhams, Sydney  lot: 116 date: 06/09/2015
160 x 200 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
8

Black Rock Landscape, 1998

sale price: $4,800.00
auction: Deutscher and Hackett , Sydney  lot: 153 date: 08/03/2015
125 x 125 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
9

Landscape and Cave, 1996

sale price: $3,360.00
auction: Deutscher and Hackett , Sydney  lot: 152 date: 08/03/2015
80 x 60 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
10

Landscape

sale price: $2,280.00
auction: Leonard Joel, Melbourne  lot: 7 date: 10/10/2013
67 x 120 cm Acrylic on linen

Available Artworks

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