PLAN YOUR VISIT — The Art Museum is currently closed for exhibition changeover. New exhibition Tales of Land & Sea opens Saturday 2 March.

Bundanon

Opening Weekend
Tales of Land & Sea

Join us for a full weekend of free workshops, talks and guided cultural walks to celebrate the opening of Tales of Land & Sea. 

 


 

Saturday 2 March

11am – 2pm | Revealed Through Shadows
Can we see you or are you hidden? Work with a friend or family member to find dark and light in the natural environment and create shadows using paper cutouts to obscure and hide yourselves in a series of black and white photos. Bring your own camera or device if possible, Bundanon will have a few available to borrow. 

*Drop in all ages fun, no bookings needed.

12pm | Welcome
Welcome to Country & opening remarks followed by Smoking Ceremony from traditional custodians Gadhungal Marring. 

1:30pm & 3pm | The Sea is Still a Mystery puppetry performance by Jumaadi & Michael Toisuta 
Encompassing Javanese folklore, music and shadow puppetry, this short live performance explores our relationship with nature, history, colonialism and exploitation in the context of the ocean. Through beautifully crafted silhouettes, Jumaadi and composer Michael Toisuta present a contemporary take on wayang kulit, the traditional form of shadow-puppet plays that originated in Java and Bali.

2pm | par-parā / phus-phusā sound performance by Sancintya Mohini Simpson
A sonic conversation between siblings Sancintya Mohini Simpson and Isha Ram Das, and their installation Vessel (iteration #4). As descendants of indentured labourers, Simpson and Das seek to address the ongoing legacy of intergenerational trauma. This performance uses experimental sound and the body to offer audiences an experience of sonic remembering and reflection.

3:30pm | In Conversation: Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Isha Ram Das & Rachel Kent 
An informal conversation between exhibiting artists Sancintya Mohini Simpson and Isha Ram Das, and Tales of Land & Sea curator Rachel Kent, on themes of collaboration and the relationship of sound to the body in par-parā / phus-phusā. 

4pm | Walking Bundanon
Join First Nations Custodians Gadhungal Marring for a cultural walk. Please be advised this walk is an 1.5 hours in length and has a strictly limited capacity.

4:30pm | Live Music
Continue the celebration of the opening of Tales of Land & Sea with live musicians and bar open.

 


 

Sunday 3 March

9am | Walking Bundanon
Join First Nations Custodians Gadhungal Marring for a cultural walk. Please be advised this walk is an 1.5 hours in length and has a strictly limited capacity.

11am | Tales of Land & Sea: Panel Discussion
Join exhibiting artists Jumaadi, Sancintya Mohini Simpson & Indra Deigan for a panel discussion exploring their collaborative practices. Hosted by Bundanon CEO Rachel Kent, the panel will share the stories and ideas underpinning their work.

12pm | par-parā / phus-phusā solo sound performance by Sancintya Mohini Simpson
A solo performance by Sancintya Mohini Simpson, activating the installation Vessel (iteration #4). As a descendant of indentured labourers, Simpson seeks to address the ongoing legacy of intergenerational trauma. This performance uses experimental sound and the body to offer audiences an experience of sonic remembering and reflection. 

2:30pm | The Sea is Still a Mystery puppetry performance by Jumaadi & Michael Toisuta 
Encompassing Javanese folklore, music and shadow puppetry, this short live performance explores our relationship with nature, history, colonialism and exploitation in the context of the ocean. Through beautifully crafted silhouettes, Jumaadi and composer Michael Toisuta present a contemporary take on wayang kulit, the traditional form of shadow-puppet plays that originated in Java and Bali.

 


 

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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Cost

Free entry to Bundanon on both days

Location

Art Museum site, 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo

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Dates & Times
02/03/2024 - 03/03/2024 Various locations at the Art Museum site, Bundanon
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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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