Bundanon

Over three months, three regional Aboriginal artists, Aroha Groves, Glenn Duffield and Mark Willers worked with up to 30 men undertaking rehabilitation in Oolong House in Nowra. Bundanon Trust managed the project which resulted in a freestanding carved sculptural installation with digital projections exhibited in a pop up gallery in Nowra’s main street.

CLUB 2540

In 2011 Bundanon, Red Room Poetry Company and Oolong House collaborated on a project Club 2540. Twenty residents from the local rehabilitation centre participated in a poetry and visual arts workshop and residency at the Riversdale to explore the power of ‘poetry’ as a mode of self expression and as part of self healing. The men responded to various provocations including stories, images, newspaper articles, music to create poetry. They talked about their own interests and their lives. They participated in a Didgeridoo workshop. They were given canvas and paints to respond to the physical site and tap into their own feelings about the landscape.

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Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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