Bates exhibition highlights the importance of Aboriginal art and the longevity of the Darling River


The Tarnanthi Festival celebrates and features the work of more than 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from around Australia.

One of those artists is Badger Bates: a Barkandji man with a deep connection to the Darling River and a talent for linocut.

Mr Bates’s artwork illustrates his beginnings, his continuing connection to the Barka (the Darling River), and his life as a Barkandji person.



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