When: Sunday 20 October 2019 – 27 January 2020
Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Where: Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden Map reference: F9-10
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