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Crimson Rosella
Dreamtime Story

Hear the dreamtime story of the Crimson Rosella with Gadhungal Marring.

Local First Nations custodian Raymond Timbery discusses the crucial role art plays in documenting cultural stories. Reflecting on the role of art in recording culturally significant stories and histories, Raymond shares how discovering an unknown painting by his late grandfather saved the Crimson Rosella story from being lost to history.

Our dreamtime stories are very important to us as they tell us the stories of the past and a lot of the time we would pass these stories down through art. In the Crimson Rosella it tells us how the Illawarra region became light and how the Rosella got its colours... If it wasn’t for the painting we would have lost a very important piece of our history. This is why art is so important to us and why we have used it over thousands of years.



Gadhungal Marring

Gadhungal Marring is a local Indigenous owned business specialising in the delivery of cultural services focusing on revitalising and sharing Ancient Australian Culture to ensure a thriving Country and a flourishing Community.

Find out more about Gadhungal Marring.



Tales of Land and Sea

This event is part of Bundanon’s program of live events for current exhibition Tales of Land and Sea.

Tales of Land and Sea brings together three distinct projects exploring storytelling, mythological narratives, migration and the diasporic experience. Drawing from both personal narratives and Eastern mythologies, each project highlights age-old themes of longing, displacement, cultural connection and belonging.

Discover more about the exhibition and upcoming events.

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Free with Art Museum entry


Bundanon, 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo

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Dates & Times
13/04/2024 - 13/04/2024 Art Museum, Bundanon

Bundanon acknowledges the people of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups as the traditional owners of the land within our boundaries, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

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