Little Wallaby Dreaming by Lindsay Bird Mpetyane

Lindsay Bird Mpetyane 'Little Wallaby' 212 x 152cm.jpg
Lindsay Bird Mpetyane 'Little Wallaby' 212 x 152cm.jpg

Little Wallaby Dreaming by Lindsay Bird Mpetyane

6,500.00

Lindsay Bird Mpetyane c. 1935

Acrylic on canvas

210 x 150cm

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Lindsay is an important tribal leader in the Utopia District and is the headman at Mulga Bore Outstation. 

Lindsay was the only male to participate in the silk batik project at Utopia in the 1980's. He started painting in 1987 with other men and women of his camp.

Lindsay's paintings are both iconic and linear. He uses traditional symbols with background dotting of ochre yellow, red, black and white, often referencing sacred ceremonial sites where “men’s’ business” is conducted. He is also known for under painting the canvas usually in grey or ochre making his paintings quite distinct. His paintings are in major public and private collections nationally and internationally.  

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Art gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Parliament House, Canberra

Kluge-Ruhe Collection, Virginia, USA

Artbank, Sydney

Holmes a Court Collection, Perth