Collie hosts work of indigenous leader
The lifetime’s work of a Northern Territory indigenous elder is the newest exhibition at Collie Art Gallery.
Yidumduma Bill Harney’s legacy includes paintings, carvings and didgeridoos and the exhibition was originally launched last year in his home town of Katherine.
Known as the Bush Professor, Mr Harney was born in the early 1930s and is a Wardaman elder.
His works feature in places such as the National Gallery of Australia, Darwin’s Parliament House and universities.
“His contemporary painting is a fascinating look into topics as diverse as traditional law, astronomy, sorcery and ancestral narrative,” exhibition curator Margie West said.
“This is his first major retrospective exhibition providing national audiences with a fascinating and unique look into his world for the very first time.”
The free exhibition runs until February 19.
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