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Bungaree’s Farm is an exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal audio, video, performance and installation art exploring Bungaree’s legacy. Bungaree, known as the Chief of the Broken Bay Aborigines, was a central figure in early Colonial Sydney. As an Aboriginal leader, he was the first person known to have been called an ‘Australian’. Bungaree’s Farm was commissioned in 2015 to mark the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Bungaree’s Farm by Governor Macquarie on 31 January 1815.
The exhibition is the result of a series of intensive residency workshops led by renowned Aboriginal curator Djon Mundine OAM, and was originally showcased in the T5 Camouflage Fuel Tank (a large scale former WWII naval fuel tank at Georges Heights) on the site of Bungaree’s Farm, in 2015.
The exhibition covers the following themes: Travelling Bungaree, Being Bungaree, Walking Bungaree, Singing Bungaree and Team Bungaree. Participating artists: Daniel Boyd, Blak Douglas, Karla Dickens, Leah Flanagan, Amala Groom, Warwick Keen, Peter McKenzie, Djon Mundine, Caroline Oakley, Bjorn Stewart, Leanne Tobin, Jason Wing, Chantal Woods and Sandy Woods.
Image: Travelling Bungaree, 2015, performed by Blak Douglas, Karla Dickens, Amala Groom, Warwick Keen, Peter McKenzie, Djon Mundine OAM, Caroline Oakley, Bjorn Stewart, Leanne Tobin and Jason Wing. Developed with the assistance of Andrea James, video, 5:46 mins