01/02/2017 - 19/02/2017
Extraordinary indigenous art in Collie
Head to Collie for a fascinating insight into the work of one of Australia s most acclaimed indigenous artists.
Yidumduma Bill Harney: Bush Professor is an exhibition celebrating the life work of Yidumduma Bill Harney, on loan from Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, Katherine, Northern Territory. This is the first time this exhibition will be seen in WA and not to be missed.
At over 80 years of age, Harney is one of the last fully initiated elders of the Wardaman people. He is a charismatic storyteller and artist and the only remaining living custodian of the collective memory, laws and history of his people.
Harney s knowledge has been described by anthropologists as encyclopedic in nature , and his artwork is one way that he shares this intimate understanding with the world.
Exhibition on show 10am-4pm, Thursdays-Mondays, until 19 February 2017.