Rosie is the daughter of respected elder and artist Lindsay Bird Mpetyane and his wife, Mavis Bird. Growing up at Mulga Bore, Rosie, like her sister Jessie was surrounded by artists in her extended family. Her paintings reflect her strong connection to country and the traditions passed on to her by her parents and extended family members. Rosie’s Dreaming is the Rat-tail plant or Alpar and the Witchetty Grub.
Rosie is an emerging artist and represents the next generation of contemporary indigenous artists from Utopia.