Artist: Lindsay Bird MPETYANE

Year: 1942


Country: Ilkawerne

Area: Akaye Soakage, Mulga Bore Outstation

Medium: Silk batik, Acrylic on canvas

Subjects: Charpa- Honey ants, Utnea- Snake, Elcudjera- Pricle,
Bush plum, Mulga seed

About the Artist:

Lindsay is an important tribal leader in the Utopia district and is the headman at Mulga Bore Outstation. He was the only male to participate in the silk batik project in the Robert Holmes'a' Court Collection. Lindsay started painting in 1987 with a number of men,including Louie Pwerle, Paddy Ngale and Paddy Petyarre.

Lindsay's paintings are iconic, he uses the concentric circles and parallel line with background dotting of ochre yellow, red, black and white. He is also known for under- painting usually in grey ochre, making his paintings quite distinct. His paintings are in major public and private collections nationally and internationally.

Collections Held:

~ Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

~ Museum of Victoria, Melbourne

~ National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

~ The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA

~ Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

~ Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

~ The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth

Solo Exhibitions:

~ 1989 - Syme, Dodson Gallery, Sydney

~ 1991 - Utopia Art, Sydney

Group Exhibitions:

~ 1988, the Fifth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

~ 1990, Utopia-A Picture Story, an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes'a'Court Collection which toured Eire & Scotland

~ 1990, Tagari Lia, My Family, Contemporary AboriginalArt 1990, toured Australia,

~ Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, UK

~1990, Contemporary Art from the Holmes'a Court Collection, Harvard University ofMinnesota, Lake Oswego Center for Arts, USA

~1991, Aboriginal Art and Spirituality, High Court, Canberra

1991, The Eighth National Aboriginal Art Award , Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

1991, Flash Pictures, National Gallery of Australia

1994, Central Australian Aboriginal Art & Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs

~ 1998, Dreamings Exhibition, Vlaams- Europeesch, Brussels, Belgium

~ 1998, Dreamings Exhibition, Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence, Italy

~ 1998 Art Gallery Kunsthuys, the Netherlands

~ 1998-1999, Mbantua Art Gallery,Alice Springs

AUD4,400.00 each Lindsay Bird Mpetyane
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