Bunarm Bologaman Wahl Bundjalung | Brothers Coming Together of the Bundjalung Nation
This large-scale exhibition was an exciting collaboration between 12 leading Bundjalung artists who all have a deep connection to the culture of the Bundjalung Nation and to each other as brothers, dedicated to protecting and care-taking culture for future generations.
The work in the exhibition was inspired by nuthung garra (ancestors), the higher spiritual source known as nuthung ngali and the butheram (creation times).
Originally developed by ACE College Lismore in 2013, the exhibition travelled to Boomalli Aboriginal Cooperative in Leichart, one of Australia’s longest running Aboriginal owned and operated art galleries and then travelled back to the Northern Rivers for a pop-up style exhibition at the A&I Hall in Bangalow.
With over 70 works, Bunarm Bologaman Wahl Bundjalung was a rare opportunity for the Northern Rivers community and visitors to experience a significant collection of local contemporary Indigenous art outside of a Regional Gallery.
The exhibition also inaugurated The Bundjalung Project – funded by the Federal Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Support Program. The Bundjalung Project seeks to assist local Indigenous artists to develop a unique style for our region through the incorporation of ancient Bundjalung Nation markings and motifs into contemporary Indigenous works.
- 12 Bundjalung Artists
- Over 75 artworks
- Over $15,000 in sales
- Over 1500 visitors
- Launched by Local Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan MP
- Guest speaker Mayor of Byron Shire Cr. Simon Richardson