This is a long peer-reviewed exhibition review of 'Bungaree: The First Australian', an exhibition curated by Indigenous artist, Djon Mundine. This review discusses the artwork and the historical re-imagining that the artwork and the exhibition as a collection explores, particularly the use of irony and humour. In discussing the curatorship, this article also suggests links with other Indigenous curatorship epistemologies in other places, focusing on the workshops, lectures, artists in residence programs that enabled the artists to work and think in-situ. This article also reveiws the current historiography on Bungaree.
Field of Research
210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History