Wagga Art Gallery: what’s on

Yidumduma Bill Harney: Bush Professor is an exciting retrospective celebrating the life work of Yidumduma Bill Harney, one of the last fully initiated men of the Wardaman people from the Northern Territory. 

BUSH PROFESSOR: Yidumduma Bill Harney, Bush School 2007, natural pigments on canvas. Picture: Paul Taylor

BUSH PROFESSOR: Yidumduma Bill Harney, Bush School 2007, natural pigments on canvas. Picture: Paul Taylor

When he was a young man, Yidumduma worked in the pastoral industry and was quickly elevated to head stockman. He now runs his own cattle station and is also an internationally renowned storyteller, songman, didjeridu player and artist.

His remarkable paintings capture a wide range of customary topics often derived from the ancient rock art from his country in the Victoria River District south-east of Katherine, where he still undertakes rock art tours. 

It’s the last weekend to see this display at the art gallery: Saturday, 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm.

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