Artist: Alvira Bird
Skin name: Mpetyane (also spelled Mbitjana)
Language group: Anmatyerre
Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
Alvira Bird Mpetyane was taught by the senior women of Ilkawerne the stories, songs and dances associated with Dreamtime and ceremonies. One of Alvira’s main Dreamtime stories is the Alpar Seed Story. Other Dreaming stories that Alvira paints include Akatyerre (desert tomatoes) and Ahakeye (bush plum).