Bungaree: The First Australian
The biggest exhibition project staged by Mosman Art Gallery to date, Bungaree: the First Australian is an exhibition of commissioned artworks by fifteen emerging and established contemporary NSW Aboriginal artists.
The artists have created new works to acknowledge and critically re-interpret the story of Bungaree, known as the Chief of the Broken Bay Aborigines and a central figure in early Colonial Sydney.
Curated by renowned Aboriginal curator Djon Mundine, the exhibition features artworks by France Belle-Parker, Mervyn Bishop, Daniel Boyd, Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley, Adam Hill, Warwick Keen, Gary Lee, Peter McKenzie, Danie Mellor, Caroline Oakley, Rea, Gordon Syron, Leanne Tobin and Jason Wing.
- Under the skin of an enigmatic pioneer – SMH, 29 August 2012
- A modern look on historical king – Mosman Daily, 30 August 2012
- Seagoing tribal chief’s rich gallery – The Australian, 3 September 2012
- Bungaree: an Indigenous perspective – 702 ABC Sydney, 3 September 2012
- Djon Mundine and John Cheeseman talk to Arts Monday’s Jane Raffan – Eastside FM, October 2012
- Daniel Browning talks with Djon Mundine & artists from the exhibition – Radio National, 20 October 2012
- Art’s man of reckoning – Rick Feneley, SMH, 10 November 2012
- Bungaree was the ‘First Australian’ – 7 News, 21 November 2012
To complement this landmark exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery have prepared a visually striking and thoroughly researched catalogue.
Priced at just $20, it contains key images, essays and historical information on the exhibition exploring this key figure in Australian art and social history – a must have item!