The Bundian Way Arts Exchange (BWAE) is a creative participatory project focussed on building positive reciprocal relationships between the Canberra community and local regional Indigenous and non-indigenous communities. The BWAE is a 3-year cultural exchange project initiated by the ANU School of Art & Design's Environment Studio and supported by ArtsACT.
Please join us to hear from some of 2021's BWAE participants including:
Sarah Nathan-Truesdale, Rory King, Caroline Huff, Bohie Palacek, Natasha Fijn, Deb Kingsland, Julie Bradley, Kate Matthews and Kathy Binns.
The Bundian Way Arts Exchange provides firsthand field-based learning where participants hear first-hand from Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge holders, with the aim to deepen cultural understanding and inform creative practices.
Due to the impact of the Covid 19 Pandemic, the 2021 program was held online.
The SOA&D is grateful for the generosity and flexibility of our much valued and appreciated cultural contributors:
• Alison Simpson, Wiradjuri artist & educator, Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, Eden, NSW.
• Meaghan Holt, Gunaikurnai poet, Merimbula, NSW
• Nat Bateman, Yuin visual artist, Dalmeny, NSW
• Shane Herrington, Walgalu/Wiradjuri artist and cultural NPWS, Tumut, NSW
• John Blay, writer, Eden NSW
• Franz Peters, naturalist, Eden, NSW
• Peter Swanton, Gamilaraay/Yuwaalaraay astrophysicist and HDR student, ANU ACT
• Aidan Hartshorn, Walgalu, visual artist, ACT
• Tyronne Bell, Ngunawal cultural knowledge holder, ACT
• Paul House, Ngambri cultural knowledge holder, ACT
• James Tylor, Nunga/Maori visual artist, ACT
• Bec Selleck, visual artist, ACT
• Sammy Hawker, visual artist, ACT
The Bundian Way Arts Exchange builds on existing shared values by way of active reconciliation: learning from local Indigenous people and increasing awareness and understanding of the complexities of culture and reconciliation. The BWAE welcomes participation from the ACT community, so please share with your networks.