A NEW WORLD INDIGENOUS FESTIVAL FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS

Boomerang Festival is performed within Bluesfest so to attend you must purchase a Bluesfest ticket.

Djon Mundine

Djon Mundine; born in Grafton (1951), is a member of the Bandjalung people of northern New South Wales and a distinguished pioneer Indigenous curator. A foremost figure in the Australian art world, he is an activist, writer, critic, and commentator. He is well known as the concept curator for the Aboriginal Memorial [1988] installation permanently on display in the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Mundine was awarded an OAM (Order of Australia, Medal for services to the visual arts) in 1993 and was Research Professor at Minpaku Museum of Ethnology in Osaka between 2005-2006. He was Senior Curator for the Gallery of Aboriginal Australia, National Museum of Australia, Canberra until 2000, after his position as Senior Curator of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Djon’s Bungaree’s Farm projection exhibition won the Museum Australia’s National Exhibition award in 2015. At the Cementa Festival he worked with descendants of Jimmy and Peggy Lambert in painting a memorial mural on the external wall of Kandos Museum. More recently he’s constructed the ‘Sixth Sense’ cross art form - cross age, and race exhibition, at the National Art School. Mundine continues to relentlessly curate and write on Aboriginal art and is about to complete a practice based Ph.d candidate at Univ. of NSW.

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