Badger Bates: Paaka and Rintu

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 | 07:00 PM to Sunday, 22 October 2017 | 05:00 PM


William Brian 'Badger' Bates was born on the Darling River at Wilcannia in 1947. His grandmother, Granny Moysey, a revered Paakantji woman who spoke several Aboriginal languages, raised him, teaching him stories and traditional songs. This was the beginning of Badger's journey into a complex and sophisticated knowledge system.

Badger was employed by New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife as an Aboriginal Sites Liaison Officer for mroe than twenty years and is now a full time artist and cultural consultant. His work is in major public collections and he is renowned for various public art commissions including 'Memories', 2015, at the Mildura Riverfront.

Image: 'Nhatji Yarilana', 1997. William Brian (Badger) Bates.


  • Thursday, 31 August 2017 | 10:00 AM - Sunday, 22 October 2017 | 05:00 PM


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