Middleton Bunja Cheedy
Middleton is an Yindjibarndi Elder and Cultural Custodian. For most of his life, he has created traditional artefacts in wood, stone, grass, kangaroo hide and paint. Much of his work is created for Yindjibarndi ceremonial events, and the Juluwarlu Archive, however, he has exhibited and sold his highly crafted masks, spears, boomerangs and coolamons. A respected Yindjibarndi Elder, Cultural Custodian, and Yindjibarndi Linguist, and son of renowned YIndjibarndi Cultural Custodian, Teacher and Elder, Ned Mayurabingu Cheedy, (winner of the 2012 Australian NAIDOC Aboriginal Person of the Year, before he died at the age of 105, and renowned Yindjibarndi plants specialist, Cherry Cheedy, Bunja also contributes to documentary film-making, has a Ngaarda Community Radio Program, and as an Yindjibarndi Elder and Lawman undertakes cultural mapping and heritage conservation. He provides cultural knowledge, advice and guidance to the male WA Guest Artist Mentors and young Yindjibarndi men Artists during Artist Residency Programs, Field Trips and Camps.