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Lindsay Bird Mpetyane born circa 1935

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Born circa 1935, Lindsay Bird Mpetyane is a renowned Australian artist. Lindsay was one of the first few Aboriginal men introduced to work in batik medium with the Utopia women from 1970's. Lindsay Bird was instrumental in acrylic paintings at Utopia. Lindsay Bird Mpetyane is the nephew of the great Emily Kame KngwarreyeAfter Emily Kame Kngwarreye Lindsay Bird was one of the first Aboriginal artists to have major solo exhibitions.

Lindsay Bird Mpetyane work is represented in worldwide collections and is highly appreciated by collectors i.e. Ammatyerre Country sold for $29,375.

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Artist: Lindsay Bird Mpetyane
Title: Mulga Bore
Wild Plum (1998)  
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Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian Linen
Size: 190 cm x 70 cm

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Artist: Lindsay Bird Mpetyane

Title: Wild Plum Ceremony
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Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian Linen
Image size: 122 cm x 80 cm
Framed Size: 162 cm x 120 cm

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Lindsay Bird Mpetyane born circa 1935

Ammatyerre Country 1990

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 475 x 182 cm, Deutscher~Menzies, Fine Aboriginal Art and a Collection of New Ireland Malagan Sculptures, Melbourne, 27/06/2000, Lot No. 185

 

 

 

 

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Lindsay Bird Mpetyane Biography 

Born circa 1935, Lindsay Bird Mpetyane is a renowned Australian artist.

Lindsay Bird Mpetyane is the nephew of the great Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Australian contemporary abstract artist Gloria( Glory) Mills Petyarre (1932-2018) is cousin of Lindsay Bird Mpetyane.

Lindsay live and his family group with his wife Mavis, and three daughters, Kavean, Jessica and Rosy Ngale is very much traditional, maintaining strong links with their land values and ceremony. Lindsay is recognized in his community, as one of the leaders in the Art movement from Utopia. Lindsay is an important Aboriginal leader in the Utopia district. Lindsay Bird Mpetyane is the cousin to Greeny Petyarre and brother in law to Ada Bird.

Lindsay Bird Biography: page 146, Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies. Lindsay work is represented in collections around the World.

Lindsay was introduced to batik painting in the late 1970s he was the only male to participate in the silk batik project. He began painting with acrylic on canvas in the late 1980’s. As a senior Law man, he can depict many themes of men’s law in his paintings. His paintings are often large, and are imposing with their boldness of colour selection and harmonious design.

Lindsay Bird was instrumental in making acrylic paintings important at Utopia. After Emily Kame Kngwarreye Lindsay Bird was one of the first Aboriginal artists to have solo exhibitions.

Lindsay work is characterised by precision and imposing bold colour combination. Lindsay Bird high-quality paintings are keenly sought by collectors throughout the world.

Lindsay is represented in many private and Museum collections both in Australia, overseas and in Books such as 'A Picture Story-Robert Holmes a Court collection' and 'The Art of Utopia' by Michael Boulter.

Lindsay’s dreamings include ‘Charpa’ (honey ant), ‘Bush Plum”, ‘Men’s Ceremony”, “Yam Dreaming” and ‘Snake Dreaming”.

One of the themes to Lindsay’s painting is his reference to sacred ceremonial sites where “men’s’ business” is conducted. Lindsay most often depicts these sites in a circular style surrounded by hunting weapons which are the spirits keeping the area safe.

These paintings are simple in their design but very strong in their meaning reflecting Lindsay’s respect for the ceremonies conducted at these sites.

Lindsay has been associated with Mbantua since 1985 and produced his first painting for us in 1987. Lindsay painting of a Snake Dreaming and is still held in the Mbantua collection.

Lindsay paintings are keenly sought by collectors and galleries throughout the world. Lindsay dreamings include Prickle, Mulga Tree, Bloodwood trees, Bush Plum, Honey Ant and Woomera.

 

 

 

Artist: Lindsay Bird Mpetyane born circa 1935,
Title: Ammatyerre Country 1990
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas,
475 x 182.5 cm, Deutscher~Menzies,
Fine Aboriginal Art and a Collection of New Ireland Malagan Sculptures, Melbourne, 27/06/2000, Lot No. 185
sold for
$ 29,375.00 (excluding GST)

COLLECTIONS

Lindsay Bird imposing with bold colour art is keenly sought by collectors and galleries throughout the world.

Lindsay Bird Mpetyane work is represented in corporate and private collections in USA, Japan, Denmark, Poland, Italy, England and Australia including:

National Gallery of Australia

National Museum Australia

Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin Ireland

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Art Bank Sydney

Homes a Court Collection

Winchester Regional Airport Collection USA

Powerhouse Museum

Parliament House Canberra

Australian Art Gallery

Art Gallery of South Australia

Queensland Art Gallery

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

National Gallery of Victoria

Museum of Contemporary Art

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Kluge-Ruhe Collection University Virginia USA

Lindsay Bird Biography Encyclopedia Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies page 146. Born circa 1935 at Ungoola Lindsay Bird Mpetyane worked as a shepherd and a stockman. When in the late 1970s, the Utopia women were introduced to batik painting, Lindsay Bird was one of a first (few men) to work in this medium as well. As a senior Law man, he can depict many themes of men's law in his paintings. Lindsay Bird Mpetyane paintings often large, are imposing with their boldness of colour selection and harmonious design. Lindsay Bird Mpetyane paintings include the stories of Wild Plum Mulga Bore , Perentie Lizard, Snake, Mulga Seed and Honey Ant.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1988 New Year / New Art - Sydney

1989 A Picture Story - Tandanya South Australia

1989 The Royal Hiberian Academy - Dublin Ireland

1989 Gallery Gundulmirri - Warrandyte Melbourne

1989 Art from Utopia - St Louis, USA

1989  Solo Exhibition - Utopia Art - Sydney

1991 Utopia Arts Sydney

1990 'Utopia - A Picture Story' - travelling exhibition Dublin, Cork, Limerick, U.K.

1991 'Flash Picture' - National Gallery of Australia

1992 (series of canvases) touring Italy and Japan

1993 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

1994 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs;

1999 'Spirit Country' Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, U.S.A1999,

2000 Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne

2002 Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne

2003 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs

Solo Exhibition Utopia Art Sydney 1991, Art from Utopia - St Louis USA, New Year/New Art Sydney 1989, Tandanya, South Australia, The Royal Hiberian Academy, Dublin, Ireland, Contemporary Aboriginal Art touring Australia and USA. Contemporary Aboriginal Art - Harvard University and Touring USA and Australia; Aboriginal Art from Utopia - Regional Gallery, Noosa

SOURCE & FURTHER REFERENCES

Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies
Central Desert

Western Desert &
Kimberley Rigion

A Biographical Dictionary by
Kreczmanski, Janusz B and Birnberg, Margo (eds.):
(JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004)
Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994

Lindsay Bird Biography: page 146, Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies.

The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture" edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000

Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody

A. 11500 Utopia, a picture Story,
88 Silk Batiks from the Robert
Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection
,
Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database;  
Latz, P. 1995, Bushfires & Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Spring

 

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Artist: Lindsay Bird Mpetyane (B.1935)
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

Wild Plum Ceremony 'Mulga Bore' is an important, museum-quality historical work, painted in 1998.

It has the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art.

 

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Artist: Lindsay Bird Mpetyane

Wild Plum Ceremony 'Mulga Bore' is a museum-quality, important historical work, painted in 1998.

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
Image size: 122 cm x 80 cm,
Framed size: 162 x120 cm housed in
a modern frame showcasing the state-of-the-art expression.

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