PLAN YOUR VISIT - Discover mythological narratives and stories of migration with new exhibition Land & Sea (2 March - 16 June 2024)

Bundanon

2 March – 16 June 2024


Bundanon’s opening season of 2024, Tales of Land and Sea, brings together three distinct projects exploring storytelling, mythological narratives, migration and the diasporic experience.   

Together, the exhibitions explore cross-generational experiences of migration and the movement of people and goods across the sea. Drawing from both personal narratives and Eastern mythologies, these works highlight age-old themes of longing, displacement, cultural connection and belonging. 

ayang–ayang

ayang–ayang or shadow, is a survey exhibition of new and past works by leading Indonesian-born artist Jumaadi, whose practice draws on the tradition of wayang kulit (shadow puppetry). Jumaadi’s intricate paintings on buffalo hide and cloth are accompanied by a new shadow-play installation.

A selection of Javanese historical artefacts contextualises the exhibition, expanding on the techniques and mythologies that have influenced his practice.

par-parā/ phus-phusā

Sancintya Mohini Simpson’s exhibition incorporates new works on paper, made in residency at Bundanon, and an immersive sculptural installation created with her sibling, sound artist Isha Ram Das. 

Entitled par-parā / phus-phusā (‘to speak incessantly / to whisper’), the exhibition reflects on colonial histories in South Asia and bonded labour associated with the sugarcane industry. This project forms part of an ongoing practice of reflection, addressing themes of intergenerational loss and healing. 

Sangkuriang

Sangkuriang features rarely seen works from the Bundanon Collection by Arthur Boyd and printmaker Indra Deigan.

This presentation includes collagraphs, woodcuts and editions of a handmade artist’s book inspired by the West Javanese legend, Sangkuriang, first documented in the 15th century.




 

Artist Interviews

Jumaadi and Sancintya Mohini Simpson completed residencies at Bundanon as part of their process for creating new work. Hear from both artists during their time in residence as they discuss their creative process and the underlying themes of their work.

 

Film Credits: Interviews and studio footage by Tad Souden. Exhibition install and performance footage by Gab Brynes. Edited by Gab Byrnes.

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In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

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