Matthew Mpetyane


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Born: c. 1960

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects: Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Goanna, Bush Berry, Possum

Mathew’s paintings represent the Dreamtime story of Ahakeye (Bush Plum) which is found in the desert. Mathew is the son of renowned artist, Kathleen Ngale and Motorbike Paddy who also paints the Ahakeye. Mathew's sister, Elizabeth Mpetyane is also a painter. During 2000 Mathew commenced painting for Mbantua Gallery.

Exhibitions

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: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR