8 March-23 March, 2018
Garr-ba Kun-ji:-yil Ba:-bun (Another Moon Corroboree)
The Kun-ji:-yil Ba:-bun (Moon Corroboree) ceremony stemmed from traditional Quandamooka practices which were adapted to take place within the mission system. This would include the construction of a moon to rise during the ceremony. A number of traditional dances and songs were performed during the event. This ceremony only took place at specific moments during the lunar cycle.
Garr-ba Kun-ji:-yil Ba:-bun is a reimagining of the moon prop that was used in the ceremony, now made out of many shards of glass, drawn together to create the important circular motif of the moon. This work stems from ongoing research into Quandamooka practices, from looking through museum and university archives and working with community members.