Michael Lyons is a Wiradjuri Elder who has accumulated a wealth of information about his ancient culture. Michael has two workshops and galleries located in Narrandera, NSW, which he can guide you through, showing in the first how he takes raw wood and turns it into traditional Didgeridoos, Boomerangs, Coolamons and more by soaking them in water, debarking, hollowing, sanding, carving, polishing and painting. These artefacts are available to purchase by anyone and can be sent all over the world. Michael's artworks are displayed all over the world, and in 2013, he was invited to France to showcase his culture. Michael has appeared on various tourism tv shows, Visit NSW and in magazines. Visitors from all over the world have been coming to see his works for over 30 years.
Not only does he sell Artefacts and Artworks, but he offers tours of his workshops and surrounding land. Tours may vary, but can include Burial sites, Burial Tree, Canoe Trees, Bush Walk, Koori Beach, Wetlands, Bush Medicine, Bush Food Supply, Storytelling, Didgeridoo Playing and a home made meal cooked from traditional bush foods. Tours are available from small private groups to large school groups, appropriate for all ages.
Michael has the help of his sons and grandsons, hoping to pass down his knowledge and carry his legacy of traditional Indigenous Art.