Barry James Gilson is a Wathaurung man.
A singer, poet and actor.
Barry specialises in bringing back the ancient words and language of his people the “Wathaurung".
Barry has been a lead singer in the Tanderrum (Melbourne Festival) for the last five years ongoing.
Working strongly towards reinstating a lost culture that has survived genocide and colonisation.
Great odds he has overcome to work towards leaving a legacy of hope and survival for future generations to follow.
The past he believes is the greatest strength he has, because without it... there is no future.
I was drawn to the organic and earthy feelings I derived from mountain to mouth and felt a responsibility to show people Wathaurung language.
Through song and poems, building relations, building strength in community.
To make a better world with more in-depth understanding of the each other and the place we live and share.