Rosie Bird Ngale


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Born: c. 1970's

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Alpar (Rat-tail plant) Seed

Rosie is the second daughter of Lindsay Bird Mpetyane and Mavis Bird Petyarre. Lindsay is senior leader of Ilkawerne country, teacher of the Dreamtime stories and well known Utopia artist.

Rosie has been painting since 1989, learning from her father, aunts and uncles. She lives amongst a large community of painters. Rosie also works as a teacher's aid at Akaye School in the Utopia Region, helping the local children learn to read and write in English and Anmatyerre.

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 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, Hartford, and Greenwich