Gary Bird Mpetyane

Born: 1983

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Ilkawerne, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Tyankern (Mulga Berries), Ntang Artety (Mulga Seed), Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Aremela Rockhole, Other Men's stories belonging to his country

Gary is a younger son of Paddy Bird and Eileen Bird, grandson of Ada Bird Petyarre.

Gary's country and stories are passed down from his ancestors. His stories are associated to Mulga Bore country where he lives and where Lindsay Bird Mpetyane is the chief custodian. His style of painting reflects the work of his brothers and father.


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs