Nyangulya Katie Nalgood

    “I was born in Liveringa Station in the Kimberley. You come to the Myroodah River crossing, then you’re there. I grew up there and went to school at Camballin, then I went to Derby High School and then to boarding school at Sir James Mitchell in Mount Lawley. I came back to Camballin to finish my school there. I been coming up and back [ever since], Kimberley to Port Hedland. I like coming here to art; keeping busy, better than sitting at home. Painting and relaxing, that’s why I like coming here.

Birds are the first things we see, you know, when we wake up. See and hear. Birds are like roosters to us, they wake us up in the mornings. And when the sun goes down they go to sleep and we go to sleep.


You know us old people start and finish the day with the birds. That’s everyday life between birds and humans, you know.

That’s what I think about anyway.” 

Nyangulya Katie Nalgood has a strong affinity with birds, the diverse feathered creatures filling her personal history as well as her cultural life. They are as much a part of her Country as she is, and their songs are the sound memories of her home. Nyangulya started out painting only the birds native to her Country in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, and collaborated with family members to help her sketch out their forms.

Her technical skill has since become more refined, and she now works independently.

Her imaginaton has also expanded, and she looks to birds from across Western Australia, finding inspiration in their different colours, forms, and personalities.

Nyangulya Katie Nalgood
Cheeky One

Acrylic on Canvas

40.5 x 40.5cm



Nyangulya Katie Nalgood
Bright White

Acrylic on Canvas

76 x 76cm



Nyangulya Katie Nalgood

Acrylic on Canvas

76 x 91.5cm



Nyangulya Katie Nalgood
White Cockatoo

Acrylic on Canvas

71 x 51cm



Nyangulya Katie Nalgood with  Crystal Gardiner
Australian Bee Eater

Acrylic on Canvas

91.5 x 91.5cm




Works can be shipped within Australia + internationally at an additional cost, or picked up directly from TDF Collect in Collingwood, Melbourne.

Couriers within Melbourne can also be arranged. 

TDF Collect will be open for artwork pick ups following the exhibition closing Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 

All artworks are watercolour on paper and have been framed with  reclaimed messmate. 


‘Walk These Streets’ by Marc Martin 
Saturday November 28th – Thursday December 3rd

TDF Collect
14 Little Oxford Street
Collingwood, Melbourne


Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 11am-3pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 10am-4pm