Barry Gilson

Barry Gilson

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.