England Bangala attended Milingimbi Methodist Mission school spasmodically when he was young, and later worked as a farmer and carpenter at his lonely outstation, sometimes he went to Oenpelli to earn money as a buffalo shooter. Eventually Bangala married his promised girl wife and fathered 4 boys and 3 girls. Two of the girls have since passed away. England was a fully initiated elder of his tribe and the foremost recorder on bark and on Arches Rives paper of the history and religion of his ancestors. He was always at the forefront of tribal ceremonies because of his wisdom and knowledge. He was taught to paint by his father, also a famous bark painter.
The art of Bangala is hanging in major art galleries and museums and is featured in authentic art books. He has exhibited in most Australian states, and has also travelled with dance groups as a talented performer, singing and dancing in the traditional tribal way.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Central Collection, Australian National University, Canberra.
Christensen Collection, held Museum of Victoria, Melbourne.
Djomi Museum, Maningrida.
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Queensland.
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Maningrida Collection, Sydney.
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth.