MAGGIE BIRD

 

BORN:                                  7th March 1973

COMMUNITY:                     Utopia Region, Northern Territory, Australia

SKIN NAME:                       Mpetyanne

LANGUAGE GROUP:         Anmatyerre

AREA:                                  Mulga Bore, Utopia Region, Northern Territory

 

Maggie lives in a remote desert community and was brought up with the traditional education and values of the country.

Ceremonies relating to initiation, seasonal changes and general women's business form a very important part of Aboriginal society.

Maggie's paintings tell the story of these ceremonies.