Biennale of Sydney

Badger Bates

Badger Bates, Barka the Forgotten River and the Desecration of the Menindee Lakes, 2018. Linocut print, 45 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Alex Rosenblum. © Badger Bates
Badger Bates, Witu witulinja - seven sisters, 2017. Linocut print, 82 x 38 cm. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Alex Rosenblum. © Badger Bates
Badger Bates, Drying Lake, 2018. Metal, found objects, 60 x 340cm. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Sarah Martin. © Badger Bates

Badger Bates

Born 1947 in Wilcannia, Australia
Lives in Broken Hill, Australia
Barkandji


Badger Bates was born on the Barka (Darling River) and was brought up by his extended family and grandmother Granny Moysey, who spoke several Aboriginal languages and knew many traditional songs and stories. He is an artist, cultural heritage consultant and environmental activist whose works of art incorporate the patterns, landforms, animals, plants and stories of Barkandji country and the Barka, portraying a strong sense of identity and close association with the land and waterways. Bates teaches young people about their culture and Country and works tirelessly to represent Barkandji people. He is the public face of the fight for waterways and support for the Barka (Darling River).

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Details to be announced