“Wonders Down Under: Australian Stories and Music” with Paul Taylor, 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 6. Acclaimed Aussie performing artist delights in celebrating the culture of his homeland through, story, song, dance, painting and didjeridoo. He performs throughout the U.S. and Australia to all ages.
Yidumduma Bill Harney, custodian of the Wardaman culture in Australia’s Northern Territory, is Paul’s mentor. Paul returns to Australia annually to spend time with family and Harney. Paul’s Wardaman name is “Jalala”.
Paul directs Yubulyawan Dreaming Project which is committed to documenting and preserving the Wardaman Aboriginal culture.
Paul performed in Cody with Bobby Bridger’s “Ballad of the West” at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center from 1990-93.
He is currently based in Laramie, Wyo. – the heart of America’s outback. Paul’s performances highlight unique historical parallels of America’s West with Australia’s Outback.
Governor Matthew H. Mead selected Paul as one of the recipients of the 2015 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Awards. He has served as an adjunct professor in the College of Education at the University of Wyoming and is currently a guest lecturer in Honors.