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Gary Bird Mpetyane

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About Gary Bird Mpetyane

Name: Gary Bird
Skin name: Mpetyane
Country: Ilkawerne
Region: Utopia
Born: 1983

Gary is one of 11 siblings born to Paddy and Eileen Bird of Utopia. He grew up at Mulga Bore in southern Utopia and attended Mulga Bore School there. Later he attended Yirrara College in Alice Springs.

When Gary paints, he chooses to maintain a traditional aesthetic like the male elders of Ilkawerne country do. Symbols and colours related specifically to elements of his Dreaming stories.

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