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Kaureen came from an extended family of Utopia artists and was watching her parents and aunties painting one day and thought 'I would like to do that too!', then started painting.#url#

Born: 1996

Deceased: 2023

Language Group: Eastern Anmatyerre and Southern Alyawarre

Country: Ilkawerne (El-go-an-na), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects: Tyankern (Mulga Berries) Dreaming, Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming, Ntang Artety (Mulga Seed) Dreaming, Utnea (Carpet Snake) Dreaming, Alpar (Rat-Tail Plant) Story, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Tyankern (Mulga Berries)

Kaureen was the daughter of artists Kevin Bird and Marie Ryder. She was born in Alice Springs in 1996. She grew up at Mulga Bore and attended Mulga Bore School. Kaureen began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 2018. She was watching her parents and aunties (Tanya Bird, Maggie Bird, Alvira Bird and Rosemary Bird) painting, and thought 'I would like to do that too!', then started painting.
Kaureen's stories has been passed onto her from her father's ancestors. Her stories are associated with her country, Ilkawerne.
Collections
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT