Introducing Yabun 2021's Bunganura: 
a “place to make things”.

In solidarity we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the EORA and Gadigal nations. In peace we pay respects, our obligations are to protect the lands, lore and legacy of Gadigal and EORA nations. We honour the elders, surviving bloodlines, adopted peoples and clans living on Gadigal and EORA country. We stand side by side with our peoples, all peoples on the sovereign lands of the Gadigal and EORA lands.


We welcome you to Yabun 2021's Bunganura, a “place to make things”. Bunganura collaborates with community artists to share their artistry and cultural practice. Bunganura is an organic and culturally safe space to learn about First Nations peoples, customs and heritage.

Bunganura this year connects with our Elders in the Elders Space in the Sound Lounge Seymour Centre.
Bunganura will be streamed on the YABUN Facebook platform with an interactive Q&A feature to connect to our online audiences.
We value and support our artists on their journey at Bunganura. We appreciate their contribution to enrich the lives our communities alike. Due to Covid-19, Bunganura will be operating at limited capacity,

WEAVING  11.30- 12.15ELDERS SPACE, SOUND LOUNGE SEYMOUR CENTRETEGAN MURDOCK
ARTEFACTS1.00-1.40ELDERS SPACE, SOUND LOUNGE SEYMOUR CENTREDEAN KELLEY

TEGAN MURDOCK – NGUMPIE WEAVING/WEAVER & JEWELLERY ARTIST

Tegan will be teaching and demonstrating fundamental methods of her traditional weaving and jewellery making.

An individual weaving kit will be distributed to all participants as a part of our COVID19 safety plan.

Weaving spots will be allocated 1.5 meters a part.

Tegan is a proud member of the Barkindtji nation on her Mother side. Her Father’s side is from the Yorta Yorta and Dhudhuroa nation. She grew up Coomealla and remembers her family moving often. In spite of her family’s journey, she maintains a strong connection to her land and culture.

She moved to Sydney and it continues to shine within her family and community today. She learnt weaving from her Mum Margaret being taught at a young age. From the moment she learnt she knew it needed to be shared, so she started her business Ngumpie Weaving.

DEAN KELLY- ARTIFACTS DEMONSTRATION

Dean Kelly identifies as a South Coast NSW Saltwater Yuin, Walbunja, Dhoorga Gurandji cultural man through his father, and Western NSW Freshwater stone country cultural Wailwan, Nypampai Man through his mother. He was born in Sydney NSW on Gadigal land.

He is a member of the Botany Bay Aboriginal Community and is also accepted as belonging to the La Perouse Aboriginal Community. Dean is a Cultural Practitioner who enjoys sharing his knowledge of Aboriginal culture & heritage, which has been passed down through his family for countless generations.

Today he shares his cultural artefacts/objects skills with you.

He works as an Aboriginal Liaison Officer for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
His role provides community with education programs, cultural awareness, access to country visits and cultural experiences such as Cultural Leadership Camps.
“Culture is life, without it we have nothing and become lost”