Maggie Bird Mpetyane


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Born: 1973

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Alpar (Rat-tail plant) Seed Story, Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Bush Foods

Maggie Bird is the eldest daughter of artist Paddy Bird (deceased) and Eileen Bird. Her grandmother is the late Ada Bird Petyarre, a highly respected senior artist from Utopia. Maggie has worked as a teacher's assistant at Akaye School for 7-9 year olds. She likes reading, math's and teaching the English language to the children. In her spare time she enjoys painting with her large extended family at Utopia, as well as hunting for sugar bags, honey ants, goanna and kangaroos.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland OR; Mary's Woods, Portland OR
2003 'My Grandmother and Me', World Vision Walkabout Gallery, Sydney
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville TN; 'The Cove Gallery', Portland OR; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland OR; Mary's Woods, Portland OR; Art From The Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, Hartford, and Greenwich