Lindsay Bird Mpetyane Biography

Ungoola, Australia, 1942

An established indigenous artist from Australia, Lindsay Bird Mpetyane works in an abstract and geometric style that incorporates aboriginal themes. Her impressive large-scale pieces contain daring combinations of color and harmonious design.

Bird Mpetyane is one of the most well known aborigine artists in the world, and her work has been shown in Europe, Australia, and the United States. Before beginning to paint with acrylic on canvas in 1987, she worked as a shepherd and farmer.


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2003 - Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, Australia

1999, 2000, 2002 - Chapel Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1999 - Spirit Country, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, United States

1994 - Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Australia

1993 - Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

1991 - Flash Picture, National Gallery of Australia

1990 - ?Utopia ? A Picture Story? ? Exhibition itinerary: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, United Kingdom

1989 - Utopia Arts, Sydney, Australia


National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia

Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Holmes A. Court Collection

Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, United States