Carving into country: the work of Badger Bates

Martin, Brian 2013, Carving into country: the work of Badger Bates, Artlink : contemporary art of Australian and the Asia-Pacific, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 104-105.

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Title Carving into country: the work of Badger Bates
Author(s) Martin, Brian
Journal name Artlink : contemporary art of Australian and the Asia-Pacific
Volume number 33
Issue number 2
Start page 104
End page 105
Total pages 2
Publisher Artlink Australia
Place of publication Adelaide, South Australia
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0727-1239
Keyword(s) Indigenous Art
Art History

Badger Bates (William Brian Bates) was born on the Darling River at Wilcannia in 1947. His grandmother, Granny Moysey, a revered Paakantyi 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. As a child Badger experienced the knowledge and practice imparted by his grandmother which informs his artwork today. Badger learnt carving from her and other Paakantyi elders, and by 1986 he was selling his carvings of wood and emu eggs to the Australian Museum in Sydney.

Language eng
Indigenous content on
Field of Research 190199 Art Theory and Criticism not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, Artlink Australia
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