Before European settlers came to K’gari, two types of dingoes were known to the Butchulla. One was Wat’dha (the camp dingo) and the other was Wongari (the wild dingo). Wongari have been and always should be wild. - Conway Burns.
Originally curated for Ngununggula in the NSW Southern Highlands, The Dingo Project: Wongari shifts the focus of Djon Mundine’s curatorial project to Butchulla country and the Wongari of K’gari. Featuring artists from across the country alongside Butchulla perspectives, The Dingo Project: Wongari investigates the spiritual mythology and historical narratives that connect dingoes to Aboriginal Australia.
Header image: Mia Boe, Satisfaction of one’s own reflection, 2021, synthetic polymer on linen.
11 March - 21 May 2023
Artists include: Joel Barney, Mia Boe, Dan Boyd, Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation and Butchulla Native Title Aboriginal Corporation, Michael Cook, Judith Crispin, Karla Dickens, Blak Douglas, Maddison Gibbs, Warwick Keen, Teena McCarthy, Lin Onus and Jason Wing
Curated by Djon Mundine
The Dingo Project is toured by Ngununggula | Retford Park Southern Highlands Regional Gallery. Publication support by Robyn Martin-Weber. Exhibition support by Sarah and Berkeley Cox.