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Aliara Bird Mbitjana

Born: 29/3/1996
region: Central Desert, NT
Country: Mulga Bore
Community: Utopia
Language: Eastern Arrernte
Subjects: Dreamtime Sisters, Awelye (Women's Ceremony),
Arlatyeye (Bush Yam) Bush Flowers, Seed Dreaming

Aliara is the daughter of recognised artist, Colleen Wallace and granddaughter of awarded artist, Kathleen Wallace. As is typical of Aboriginal culture, Aliara began painting under the guidance of her mother. This is a cultural practice aimed at handing down Dreamtime stories and culture from generation to generation. Like her mother, Aliara paints with precise dot designs and a vibrant use of colour. Aliara went to school in Mulga Bore, a small Aboriginal community northeast of Alice Springs and spends her time painting in community.