1 year ago

28 September, 2016


Organised by:
BUiLD Student Society

Join us for a wonderful afternoon in the Royal Botanic Gardens where we will be visiting the incredible Jonathan Jones art installation ‘barrangal dyara (skin and bones)’.

This event is a great way to meet new people, make friends, and learn about Australian contemporary art and history whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the amazing Botanic Gardens!

The installation stretches over 20,000 square-metres of the Royal Botanic Gardens where a 19th century Garden Palace once stood. In 1882 the palace dramatically burnt to cinders and it took with it many important Aboriginal artifacts.

Wednesday 28th September 11:30am – 3:30pm


11:30am – Meet outside UTS International Office (Tower Building, Level 3), just inside from the alumni green. Contact Laura Martin 0490116011 if you get lost!

11:40am – Travel to the Royal Botanical Gardens via public transport (don’t forget to bring your opal card)

12:30 – 1:00pm – Jonathon Jones Artist Talk

1:00 – 2:00pm – A talk by Dr Peter Yanada McKenzie (Eora/Anaiwan) who relates the history of the local Aboriginal community of La Perouse, including the ongoing cultural practice of boomerang-making and shell work

2:00 – 3:00pm – Explore the art work further or join us for an optional lunch at the Botanic Gardens Café

3:00 – 3:30pm – Return to UTS via public transport or stay and wander around the gardens for the afternoon!

We cannot wait to see you there!