June Bird Ngale

June was born c.1954 at Waite River in the Northern Territory and later moved with her family to the outstation at Mulga Bore on the Utopia Homelands. Her father, Tommy Bird Mpetyane, passed away early in her life, and she came to call Lindsay Bird Mpetyane her father. Her mother, the famed artist Ada Bird Petyarre, passed away in 2010.  June is an artist who can paint in many styles to capture her country and its culture.  June loves to paint in bright colours and can often be found dancing at ceremonies.  There is a sincerity about her works; they are an honest and spritely expression of culture.