Monday, 2 September 2013

First Peoples Exhibition - Bunjilaka Museum Victoria

Bunjilaka’s new exhibition on Victoria's First Peoples opens soon!

The gallery will reopen to the public on 7 September 2013 with an exciting new exhibition, First Peoples.

 First Peoples Exhibition - Melbourne Museum

Told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artefacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples will tell the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

Creation Theatre - Bunjil wings. First Peoples Exhibition.

First Peoples will celebrate the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people. The exhibition highlights include:

Be transported to the time of Creation through the story of Bunjil (the wedge-tailed eagle), Creator for many Victorian Aboriginal clans, inside the Creation Cinema
Hear from Victorian Aboriginal people aged from 8 to 72 speaking about their identity, community and culture in the Deep Listening Space
Join the Messenger – virtual human guide – on a journey of discovery through the exhibition
Uncover stories and objects telling how the First Peoples lived before European settlement, highlighting Aboriginal Australia’s complex web of social, cultural and economic ties
Marvel at more than 600 historic and contemporary artefacts from across Victoria and Australia, from one of the world’s premier collections of Australian Aboriginal cultural material
See numerous contemporary artworks and objects commissioned from Koorie artists

First Peoples will be a permanent exhibition on display at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum.

First Peoples exhibition at Melbourne Museum

First Peoples is being co-curated by Yulendj (“knowledge”) Group of Elders and community representatives from across Victoria with Museum Victoria staff - contributing stories, objects and deep cultural and historical knowledge to this exhibition.

First Peoples is being developed with the significant support from Yulgibar Foundation, John T Reid Charitable Trusts and Rio Tinto Ltd.

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