Mosman Art Gallery

BUNGAREE: THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN

Saturday 13 December – Sunday 22 February 2015

Warwick Keen, The Many Faces of Bungaree, (detail) 2012

Bungaree: the First Australian returns to Mosman Art Gallery as part of the bicentennial celebrations associated with the establishment of Bungaree’s Farm, the first land grant by colonial authorities to an Aboriginal person in Australia.

Bungaree is an exhibition by sixteen emerging and established contemporary NSW Aboriginal artists who have created works that acknowledge and critically re-interpret the story of Bungaree, known as the Chief of the Broken Bay Aborigines, who was a central figure in early colonial Sydney.

Curated by renowned Aboriginal curator Djon Mundine, the exhibition features artworks by Frances Belle-Parker, Mervyn Bishop, Daniel Boyd, Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley, Adam Hill, Warwick Keen, Gary Lee, Peter McKenzie, Danie Mellor, Caroline Oakley, Rea, Lynette Riley, Gordon Syron, Leanne Tobin and Jason Wing.