Bungaree: The First Australian

8 February – 24 March 2013

Curated by Djon Mundine (OAM) and organised by Mosman Art Gallery, Bungaree: the First Australian offers, for the first time, a contemporary perspective on the impact of early colonial society through the personality and history of Bungaree, providing an opportunity for his life and story to be acknowledged and critically re-interpreted. Featuring the work of 15 emerging and established Aboriginal artists, the exhibition also addresses the continuing and current dilemma of living between conflicting world views.

Artists include: Frances Belle-Parker, Mervyn Bishop, Daniel Boyd, Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley, Adam Hill, Warwick Keen, Gary Lee, Peter McKenzie, Danie Mellor, Caroline Oakley, R e a, Gordon Syron, Leanne Tobin and Jason Wing.

A Mosman Art Gallery exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries NSW. Bungaree: The First Australian is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory governments. Mosman Art Gallery is support by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

[image right] Warwick Keen The many faces of Bungaree (detail) 2012, digital print on metallic paper, 188 x 100 cm, image courtesy the artist © the artist

Artwork: detail of Warwick Keen's 'The many faces of Bungaree' (2012)