Yidumduma Bill Harney, Bush Professor

Produced by Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre

Sat 3 Jun 2017Mon 21 Aug 2017


Museum of the Great Southern

Yurrbari 1991

The Museum of the Great Southern is open 11am to 4pm everyday except on Wednesdays when it is open 1pm to 7pm.

The exhibition that brings to life one man’s remarkable journey to share his people’s culture with the world will display at the Museum of the Great Southern.

Yidumduma Bill Harney: Bush Professor is a travelling exhibition from Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre and celebrates the life work of Yidumduma Bill Harney.

Bill Harney is a Wardaman Elder, whose country lies south-east of present-day Katherine in the Northern Territory. He is an amazing storyteller and artist, sharing the ways of the Wardaman people and the stories connected to the stunning ancient rock art on his land.

Harney’s work is widely exhibited, including in the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House in Darwin, Bond University and the University of Sydney where a number of his major paintings are held.

Exhibition curator Margie West said Mr Harney’s contemporary paintings are a fascinating perspective on topics as diverse as ancestral stories and astronomy.

This is his first major retrospective exhibition providing audiences with a fascinating look into his world.

Margie West


Yidumduma Bill Harney
Yurrbari 1991
Natural pigments on canvas
177 x 424cm

Yurrbari 1991

Courtesy Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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