Friday, November 19, 2010

Update from Paul Taylor on "Wardaman Dreaming Project" and 2011 tour dates

Laramie's Paul "Walking Stick" Taylor has a busy winter ahead of him. He sent this letter via e-mail:
Dear Friends,

The Wardaman Dreaming Project is excited to report another successful year of fieldwork, amassing a further 15 hours of Wardaman culture with Elder Yidumduma Bill Harney. We continued to document rock art and sacred sites and followed the beautiful Flora River, filming the associated story and songline as it weaved through Wardaman land. We documented bush plants and sign language as Yidumduma transmitted teaching to his grand nephew Jonas Doctor.

We aim to produce a specific WDP website in 2011 featuring the best of our recordings for teaching Wardaman youth and open to the general public.

In August, copies of all fieldwork 2003-9, over 90 hours, were placed in safe-keeping with AIATSIS in Canberra, and with the Wardaman people.

We are busy writing grants and fundraising for the coming year.
Our sincere thanks to the fabulous Kalliopeia Foundation and the WRAR, Western Rock Art Research for their continued support.
Our deepest gratitude goes to these donors:
Peggy Baldwin, John Loyd, LOYD ARTISTS, Phil Edgerton, Terry Wyszynski, Pia Hansen, Anne Taylor, Susan Ely, Laramie Kiwani's, David Romtvedt, Alan Bacque and Leslie Larsen.
This work would not be possible without all your support.

US TOUR 2011
Yidumduma and Paul Taylor will be touring Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and California in January - March 2011. For more information go to Loyd Artists. See the itinerary at the end of this newsletter.

In deepest gratitude,
Paul Taylor
Wardaman Dreaming Project, WDP.
PO Box 1427, Laramie WY 82073
Bill Harney and Paul Taylor Tour

Saturday, January 15, 2011, Laramie, WY Montessori Day

Friday, January 21, 2011 Phoenix, AZ, Musical Instrument Museum (tentative)

Saturday, January 22, 2011, Superior, AZ Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Wednesday, January 26 to Friday, January 28, 2011, Pinedale, WY Pinedale Arts Center

Monday, January 31, 2011, Rock Springs, WY University of Wyoming - IS Scholars Series, Western Wyoming College

Tuesday-Wednesday, February 1-2, 2011, Riverton, University of Wyoming - IS Scholars Series, Central Wyoming College

Thursday-Friday, February 3-4, 2011, Powell, WY University of Wyoming - IS Scholars Series, Northwest College

Sunday, February 6, 2011, Jackson, WY National Museum of Wildlife Art

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, Laramie, WY Cheyenne, WY University of Wyoming - IS Scholars Series, Laramie County Community College

Wednesday, February 09 and Thursday, February 10, 2011, Torrington, WY Eastern Wyoming College

Friday, February 11, 2011, University of Wyoming - IS Scholars Series, Laramie

Tuesday February 15, Casper, WY Casper College-IS Scholars Series

Wednesday February 16 through Thursday, February 17, 2011, Sheridan College, WY University of Wyoming - IS Scholars Series, Sheridan College

Friday, February 18 and Saturday, February 19, 2011, Buffalo, WY World’s of Music Series

Friday, February 25, 2011, Boulder, CO Fiske Planetarium, CU

Wednesday, March 2 to Sunday, March 6, 2011, San Francisco, CA Kalliopeia Foundation (tentative)

Editor's Note: You can bring Paul to your community through a Wyoming Arts Council Arts Across Wyoming grant. Find info and applications at