Harry Dixon Mptyane’s beautifully painted figurative sculptures of people, birds and animals display the artist’s keen sense of observation. Harry Dixon Mptyane’s country is Ahalpere and his touching and characterful figures are often painted with the designs typical of the ceremonies and celebrations performed in relation to Wild Possum and Perentie (Australia’s largest lizard) dreamings.
Harry Dixon Mptyane was born c.1952 at Utopia Homestead, which lies on a traditional boundary of the Alyawarra and Anmatyarre people, an area best known as the home of the late artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Dixon creates his dynamic sculptures out of Camel Camp, where he currently lives and works. He has been exhibiting with Niagara Galleries since 2006.