Lindsay Bird No 5553 Utopia Aboriginal Artist
Lindsay Bird No 5553 Utopia Aboriginal Artist

Lindsay Bird

Campsite Dreaming
Cat. No. 5553
Acrylic on Linen, Year 2008
60 x 60 cm (24" x 24")
AUD 1,199
Lindsay Bird was born in c. 1935 on Bushy Park Station in Utopia, Central Australia. As a young man he worked as a stockman and drover. In 1978 when the technique of batik was introduced to the community of Utopia, he was one of the few men to participate in the project and in 1987 he began painting with acrylic on canvas. Lindsay's paintings are both iconic and linear. He uses traditional symbols with background dotting of ochre, yellow, red, black and white. His art is found in major public and private collections nationally and internationally. The artist now resides with his wife and family group in a place called Mulga Bore on the Border to Utopia, 350 km's north of Alice Springs in Central Australia. He still lives a traditional life and is recognized in his community as an elder and leader and one who was from day one involved in one of Australia's most significant Aboriginal art movements. Collections: The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Museum of Victoria, Melbourne; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane