Ngarra – the texta drawings

This publication highlights the mesmerising collection of texta drawings by one of remote Australia’s most significant artists.

Ngarra (c. 1920 – 2008) grew up in the bush under the tutelage of his grandparents, displaced on their own land by the incursions of the cattle industry. After a long career as cattleman, he turned to art in 1994; Ngarra developed an electrifying style of painting and drawing, producing works in ochre, acrylic and felt-tipped marker.

Ngarra the texta drawings is the first monograph on the artist’s work and the first publication by Mossenson Art Foundation. A further book on Ngarra’s paintings is proposed.