H J (Harry Wedge) Wedge was born on Erambie mission near Cowra in central New South Wales.
An interest in photography and a chance meeting with a cousin who was studying photography at TAFE Eora Centre, Redfern, led Wedge to Sydney to enrol in the same TAFE centre in 1989.
Wedge soon moved from photography to painting - a medium that suited the artist's need to communicate forceful messages, dream images and stories.
Wedge has worked as an artist since 1992, achieving considerable acclaim for his intense and confronting paintings. Some of Wedge's works are autobiographical, recalling life on Erambie mission. Others are ascerbic political statements that express the devastating impact of white colonisation on Aboriginal people and the brutal suppression of their culture.
Wedge participated in the 25th Budapest Autumn Festival in 1993 with Boomalli artists Judy Watson and Fiona Foley. He was also represented in Australian Perspecta and was artist-in-residence at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 1994 his work was exhibited in Power of the Land: Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art and in 1997 he was represented in the John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize - both at the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2002 he participated in the Biennale of Sydney.