Yidumduma Bill Harney: Bush Professor

Saturday 10 March – Sunday 13 May, 2018 | Main Gallery

  • Yidumduma Bill Harney, Lirrmingining Grasshopper Man 2007, bark, natural pigment, vegetable fibre and feathers on wood (detail)
  • Courtesy Stephen Rosenman and Rosa Saladino

One of the last fully initiated Wardaman elders, Yidumduma Bill Harney is regarded by many as a national living treasure, the quintessential Renaissance man using his paintings, carvings, songs and storytelling to communicate his Indigenous knowledge to the world. This retrospective of his lifetime’s work showcases his intimate knowledge of the stories and history of his people, and his striking efforts to share them with the world before these oral traditions pass out of memory.

Yidumduma Bill Harney: Bush Professor is a touring exhibition from Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre (GYRACC), curated by Margie West AM.

Launch: Friday 16 March, 6pm-8pm

RSVP appreciated gallery@wagga.nsw.gov.au