The Barossa Regional Gallery is always looking to exhibit artists from the local region,
Contact [email protected] if you would like further information.
BUSH PROFESSOR Yidumduma Bill Harney
27 October – 27 November 2017
Yidumduma Bill Harney: Bush Professor is an exciting retrospective celebrating the life work of Yidumduma Bill Harney, one of the last initiated men of the Wardaman people from the Northern Territory.
85, Yidumduma grew up learning every aspect of Wardaman culture from his mother
Ludi Yibuluyma and adopted father Joe Jomornji, and was also inspired by his
well known biological father William E Harney to publish several books, starting
with his autobiography, ‘Born Under a Paperbark Tree’. Bill has a
unique ability to engage and articulate his culture to others, a great
storyteller and a natural communicator across the cultural divide.
Harney’s work is widely exhibited, with major paintings held in the National Gallery of Australia, The Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin, Bond University and the University of Sydney’s Law School. He staged his first solo exhibition at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in 1990 and has since been a finalist in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award eleven times.