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Golden Square

Banksia

Atong Atem

Wheelchair

WED 1 JUNE—SUN 12 JUNE

WED—THU, 5.30—11PM
FRI—SAT, 5.30PM—MIDNIGHT
SUN, 5.30—11PM
CLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS

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Free to view, no ticket required

  • Also viewable from Golden Square exhibition rooftop
The stories of this country’s first African settlers rendered in arresting moving image. Australia’s colonial history reconfigured on a grand scale.
Banksia

Since the anchors of the first fleet dropped, and the sovereignty and land of the country’s First Peoples was stolen, migrant stories have been woven into Australia’s concept of itself as a nation. But that colonial history is often written from a European perspective.

Atong Atem’s Banksia explores the lesser-known history of this country’s first African settlers—one that started long before Atem’s own family arrived from South Sudan in 1997. The ambitious free-to-view projection reveals obscured layers of history on a breathtaking scale, accompanied by a score devised by Melbourne composer Petra Salsjö.

Session Details

WED 1 JUNE—SUN 12 JUNE

WED—THU, 5.30—11PM
FRI—SAT, 5.30PM—MIDNIGHT
SUN, 5.30—11PM
CLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS

DANIEL'S CAR PARK

Free entry

  • DURATION | Approximately 8 minutes
  • NOTE | Visitors do not need a ticket to Golden Square to view this work

Accessibility Services

Daniel's Car Park is accessible to wheelchairs via Lonsdale Street and is a flat surface.

Credits

IMAGES COURTESY OF ATONG ATEM AND MARS GALLERY
    Principal public partners
    Melbourne - Visit Victoria
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