Tarnanthi - Bunha-bunghanga exhibition



When: Sunday 20 October 2019 – 27 January 2020

 10.00am - 4.00pm

Where: Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden Map reference: F9-10

Cost: FREE

Artist: Jonathon Jones

Join us as we partner with the Art Gallery of South Australia to present a fascinating exhibition by Jonathon Jones that delves into Aboriginal agriculture. 

Bunha-bunhanga highlights the scale of Aboriginal agriculture and lawn management across south-east Australia which over countless generations shaped the landscape, creating alluring country that was quickly colonised, converted to farms and its origins forgotten.

The exhibition features an installation of large-scale grindstones, soundscape and works on paper, alongside displays of traditionally harvested native grasses from the State Herbarium’s collection.

This exhibition complements the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Bunha-bunhanga display of landscape paintings and Aboriginal agricultural tools, inspired by the ground-breaking research of award-winning author Uncle Bruce Pascoe, of Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmanian heritage, and Bill Gammage, an Australian historian researching pre-colonial land-use practices.

This project is presented in association with The Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney.


See the full Tarnanthi program here.

Photo credit: Saul Steed