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Badger Bates

Meet Badger Bates

William Brian ‘Badger’ Bates is a Barkandji man, born 1947 in Wilcannia, New South Wales, who lives and works in Wilcannia and Broken Hill. He is a distinguished senior figure and leader of his community of Wilcannia, and a widely recognised and respected activist and advocate for the health of the Darling River. The quality and originality of Bates’s art, and his integrity and dedication to community and the environment, make him a fine choice of artist for the Foundation. The work Bates has dedicated his life to aligns with the work of the Foundation to break cycles of disadvantage and support community-led programs.

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