Barry James Gilson

Barry James Gilson is a Wathaurung man.

A singer, poet and storyteller. 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 .Also involved in mountain to mouth as a singer /poet 2017,2018. 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 ."