Bundian Way Arts Exchange

 

To submit an Expression of Interest to take part in the Bundian Way Arts Exchange Field Program please click here 

Expressions of Interest are due by Thursday 4 April

 

The Bundian Way Arts Exchange (BWAE) is a creative participatory project focussed on building positive reciprocal relationship between the Canberra community and local regional Indigenous and non-indigenous communities. The BWAE features learning events in Canberra and a structured creative field program visiting areas along the Bundian Way; a shared historic pathway used by Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years, linking Mount Kosciusko with Twofold Bay on the Far South Coast of NSW. The Bundian Way Arts Exchange is a 2-year cultural exchange project initiated by the ANU School of Art & Design and supported by ArtsACT.

 

The ANU School of Art & Design seeks expressions of interest from ACT residents to participate in the Bundian Way Arts Exchange Field Program.

The aim of the program is to have firsthand field experience on Country to expand participant’s knowledge of cultural practices. Participants may include professional artists, professional dancers, local historians, art educators, anthropologists and cultural workers of the ACT.

The Bundian Way Arts Exchange (BWAE) is supported by Arts ACT and expands on the success of our Balawan elective. 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.

The Bundian Way Arts Exchange Field Program has the capacity for 18 participants in 2019. This Expression of Interest process seeks to gather a diverse cross section of participants from the ACT community who might best be able to share the outcomes of their projects broadly throughout the ACT.

The BWAE Field Program will run again in 2020. Should we receive more than 18 applications please indicate if you would like us to contact you for potential involvement in the 2020 program.

The Field Program includes:
6 information and discussion evenings at the School of Art & Design
A 3 day field trip to South East NSW in late June
A 3 day field trip to South East NSW in early September
The approximate cost to participants is $250. Participants will also contribute to travel and cover their own food costs.

 

To submit an Expression of Interest to take part in the Bundian Way Arts Exchange Field Program please click here 

For any enquiries about the Bundian Way Arts Exchange please email Waratah.Lahy@anu.edu.au or enquiries.visualarts@anu.edu.au

 

 

DRAFT CALENDAR OF 2019 BUNDIAN WAY ARTS EXCHANGE EVENTS

18 March Launch of the Bundian Way Arts Exchange / information session about how to get involved in the Bundian Way Arts Exchange

4 April Expressions of interest due for BWAE Field Program

15 April BWAE Field Program places offered

2 May BWAE Field Program payment due

11 June BWAE Field Program introductory session

24 June BWAE Field Briefing1

26 – 29 June BWAE Field trip 1

29 July BWAE Project session 1

19 August BWAE Project session 2

2 September BWAE Field Briefing 2

4 – 7 September BWAE Field trip 2

23 September BWAE Project session 3

14 October Bundian Way Arts Exchange participants presentation evening

 

The Bundian Way Arts Exchange was officially launched on Monday 18 March at the ANU SOA&D.

The launch included a presentations by John Blay, author of On Track: Searching Out the Bundian Way, distinguished guest Uncle Ossie Cruse.

The leaders of the BWAE Field Program are Dr Amanda Stuart (SOA&D) and Ms Amelia Zaraftis.  In 2018 they were awarded the Australian National University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Reconciliation for their work leading the Balawan Elective. 

Updated:  1 April 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications