Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition is based on the popular ABC TV series of the same name. A half-hour documentary series, first screened in 1999, the series shows how the Warlpiri people of the Tanami Desert adopted 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 and Jason Japaljarri Woods

Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition is presented in partnership with Drill Hall. The National Motor Museum has developed Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition in partnership with Pintubi Anmatjere Warlpiri (PAW) Media, the original producers of the series.