Aboriginal Artist Rosemary Bird Mpetyane

Rosemary Bird Mpetyane

Born: 1977

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Alpar (Rat-tail plant), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Ntang Artety (Mulga Seed), Ahakeye (Bush Plum)

Rosemary is the daughter of artists Paddy Bird (deceased) and Eileen Bird. Her grandmother is the late Ada Bird Petyarre, a highly respected senior artist from Utopia. Rosemary is married to Clifford Tilmouth and they have two children. They live with their large extended family in the Utopia region.

With the other women, Rosemary is taught the stories, songs and dances associated with her country, Ilkawerne. Rosemary will continue to develop her style with experience.


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs


2000 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, N.T, Australia
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 World Vision, Walkabout Gallery 'My Grandmother and Me'
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; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, Oregon; Art from the Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville and Greenwich