Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition is based on the popular ABC TV series of the same name. It shows the adoption of the motorcar as an integral part of Aboriginal life in Central Australia.

The exhibition shows the ingenuity of bush mechanics in the context of Warlpiri storytelling, music and art and reveals the wider issues (both motoring and non-motoring) that affect Aboriginal Australians.


Thomas Jangala Rice
Jason Japaljarri Woods

The National Motor Museum has developed the exhibition in partnership with Pintubi Anmatjere Warlpiri (PAW) Media, the original producers of the series.

Still image from Bush Mechanics series, photo: National Film and Sound Archive