A retrospective exhibition curated by Margie West AM, celebrating the life work of Yidumduma Bill Harney; one of the last fully initiated Wardaman elders whose country lies south-east of present-day Katherine in the Northern Territory. The only remaining living custodian of the collective memory, laws and history of his people, Harney shares his intimate knowledge – described by anthropologists as ‘encyclopedic’ – with the world, through paintings, carvings, didgeridoos and other media. Topics span traditional law, astronomy, sorcery and ancestral narrative.
Charles Darwin University Art Gallery
Until 21 July, 2018