#236 ALIARA BIRD - After Rain (Seeds): Aboriginal Art: 50x35cm
ARTISTS: Aliara Bird Mpetyane
REGION: Mulga Bore Utopia Region NE Alice Springs
TITLE: After Rain (Seeds)
MEDIUM: Painting - acrylic on canvas
Aliara Bird is the Daughter of the Artist Colin Bird and Colleen Wallace Kngwarreye. Her Grandmother is the late Ada Bird Petyarre, a high respected senior from Utopia. Aliara grew up surrounded by habitual routine of the painting and first began painting herself as an early teenager. The late Ada Bird was a strong influence in this. Aliara was very close to her Grandmother.
Aliara's Mother Colleen Wallace is a self taught Artist who comes from a strong family tradition of Eastern Arrente painters including Therese Wallace (Colleen's Mother) and Gabriella Wallace (Collen's Aunt). Colleens most popular Paintings illustrate Dreamtime Sisters who are good Spirits dancing the Awelye (Women's Ceremony) and looking after Colleen's Country.