Language Group: Eastern Anmatyerre
Country: Ilkawerne, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen
Subjects: Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming, Ntang Artety (Mulga Seed) Dreaming, Tyankern (Mulga Berries) Dreaming
Kevin is son of artists Paddy and Eileen Bird, and grandson of well known artist Ada Bird Petyarre. He is married to artist Marie Ryder and they have four children. Kaureen and Keenan also paint for Mbantua Gallery.
Kevin's country and stories are passed down from his father's ancestors. His stories are associated with his country, Ilkawerne, and Mulga Bore region. Lindsay Bird Mpetyane is a well known artist, and is the senior custodian for this country. Kevin calls Lindsay Bird his grandfather.
Kevin began painting for Mbantua Gallery at the end of 2000, and though not prolific, he continues to paint.
Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
|2001||Combined Exhibition, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, N.T, Australia|
|2002||Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR|
|2003||Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR|
|2003||Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank in conjunction with Mbantua Gallery, Portland, Oregon USA|
|2003||Art from the Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR USA|
|2004||Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Portland, Nashville, Knoxville and Hartford|