Karen Bird Ngale is an Anmatyerre woman from the Utopia area. She is the youngest daughter of well known artist and prominent leader for the area, Lindsay Bird. Her mother Mavis, and two sisters Jessie and Rosie are also artists.
The Alpar story is an important dreamtime story for Ilkawerne (the area Karen Bird is from) women. The plant seeds were collected by women, soaked in water the dried and ground into a flour like substance. It was used medicinally and as a food.
Lindsay Bird Mpetyanne, Gloria Petyarre
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