Laramie's Paul "Walking Stick" Taylor has a busy winter ahead of him. He sent this letter via e-mail:
Dear Friends,Bill Harney and Paul Taylor Tour
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,
Wardaman Dreaming Project, WDP.
PO Box 1427, Laramie WY 82073
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 http://www.wyomingartscouncil.org/