I recently participated in a two-day exhibition at the National Art School in Sydney. The exhibition was built around a long weekend spent walking part of the Bundian Way Aboriginal Trail, a 365km track which follows an ancient Aboriginal route from Mt Kosciuszko to the coast in NSW.
The project was coordinated by the arts collective Fugitive Moments (Barnaby Lewer and Tristan Derátz) and as they write on the project website, the trail
‘follows – and displaces – the traces of human movement, commerce and war for over 40,000 years. It is the first Aboriginal pathway to be listed on the NSW State Heritage Register, and is a shared heritage pathway currently being developed by the Eden Land Council – to become Australia’s first great pilgrimage trail.’
It was great to be part of the exhibition and I am happy to post some of the materials from it here, in the hopes that they can live on beyond that space.
Thank you to Barney and Tristan for inviting me on the walk, Alexandra Porter-Hepworth and Tylor Wilson for handling logistics, and to the other artists, writers and guides who shared the journey with us. The walk was a beautiful introduction to my new home.
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