Bernard Higgins is a proud Wiradjuri man who was born in Wagga Wagga, NSW and grew up in Leeton, NSW. He completed his Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Animation and Visual Effects) at the end of 2019 through Charles Sturt University and then was accepted into a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in 2020.
Bernard’s honours project is co-designing an educational animation for remote communities in Far North Queensland to help educate the communities on how to manage their horses if a case of Hendra virus is suspected. It will also include information on preventing infectious diseases and show the community some of the careers available in these fields.
He has also created an animation in Wiradjuri language telling a Wiradjuri story working with the CSU Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage with further animations being planned.
To further preserve and promote the Wiradjuri people and our culture he has also begun planning Virtual
Reality and Augmented Reality projects with Wiradjuri elders and artists.
He has also been a volunteer at Nursing homes in Wagga Wagga for the past three years and was awarded the Young Volunteer of the Year for the Riverina in 2019.