Nyaparu (William) Gardiner (dec.) was an artist, storyteller and language worker. For several years he recorded and wrote Nyangumarta language and stories. Nyaparu painted about his childhood in the 1940s before the Pilbara Aboriginal strike of 1946, and his work on pastoral stations throughout the Pilbara and the Kimberley.  For the last few years of his life, Nyaparu lived in Port Hedland, his childhood home.

This extraordinary exhibition, held posthumously, is a physical record of Nyaparu's incredible life.


Image Title: Nyaparu (William) Gardiner - Can't Call His Name

Image credit: Bo Wong


Tactile Arts Gallery

19 Conacher St, The Gardens NT

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm