Lindsay Bird Mpetyane

Born: c. 1935
Community: Utopia, NT
Language: Anmatyerre

One of the few male participants in the acclaimed Utopia Batik Project, Lindsay was instrumental in instigating the change from batik to acrylic paint on canvas in the late 1980s. Next to the legendary Emily Kame Kngwarreye he was the first Utopia artist to have a solo show in Sydney in 1989. His paintings have been part of major exhibitions in Australia, Europe and the United States.

In the portrayal of his Dreamings Lindsay follows a traditional painting style of great precision and subtle color choices. He is a tribal leader for the Anmatyerre people.

His body of work is well represented in all major collections of Aboriginal Art, notably the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), the Holmes a Court Collection (Perth), the Kluge-Ruhe Collection (Charlottesville, USA) and the Kelton Foundation (Santa Monica, USA).

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