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Bush Mechanics Exhibition Wins On The National Stage


An exhibition that opened at the Birdwood National Motor Museum in 2017, has won a major national award.

The Bush Mechanics exhibition is based on the popular TV series where audiences watched as a group of young Warlpiri men amazingly kept cars on the road using only what they could find.

The exhibition has been recognized after it was then taken on the road across the NT and then to Melbourne featuring cars and objects from the show, winning a 2018 Museums and Galleries National Award.

“Our aim was to reconnect Australians with this fascinating look at life in the Central Desert region as well as to temporarily return some significant cultural heritage to Aboriginal communities in the Tanami Desert. That is why we created an exhibition that could sit as comfortably in the Melbourne Museum – Australia’s most visited museum – and in the National Museum Canberra as in a basketball court in Yuendumu,” said exhibition curator Mick Bolognese.


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