LINDSAY BIRD MPETYANE

LANGUAGE GROUP: Anmatyerre

AREA: Akaye Soakage, Utopia Region. NT

COUNTRY:...................................Ilkawerne

AGE: circa 1970

Lindsay is an important Aboriginal leader in Utopia 300 kilometers north-east of Alice Springs. He lives at Mulga Bore Station with his wife Mavis and three daughters.

He started painting since the late eighties and has become one of more significant Aboriginal artists collected internationally.

His dreamings include Mulga Tree, Bloodwood trees, Bush Plum, Men's Ceremony, Yam Dreaming, Snake Dreaming and others.

COLLECTIONS

Art Bank, Sydney

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Museum Australia

Homes a Court Collection

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Australian Art Gallery,

Parliament House Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Australia Art Gallery

Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, Darwin

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

The Royal Hiberian Academy, Dublin

Kelton Foundation, Santa MonicaKluge Collection, USA

The CAAMA collection

Federal Airport Collection

Private collection in Japan, USA, Poland, England, Italy, Denmark and Australian

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1988 New Year/New Art – Sydney

1989 A Picture Story -Tandanya, South Australia; The Royal Hiberian Academy – Dublin

1991 Utopia Arts, Sydney

1990 'Utopia – Apicture Story' – travelling exhibition Dublin, Cork, Limerick and UK

1991 'Flash Picture' – National Gallery of Australia

1992 Touring Italy and Japan

1993 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

1994 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

1999 Spirit Country Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, USA

2003 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs