William Buckley : Belonging

We are very excited to present Boom’s major exhibition for 2016, William Buckley: Belonging.

In development for over 12 months, this exhibition invited six regional visual artists to respond to the story, myth and legend of William Buckley. What it meant for Buckley to belong and how we, further down the path belong to the Buckley story. Significant at both a local and national level historically, Buckley’s story is unique;

A convict brought to Australia to serve his time escapes and after encountering the local indigenous community, is accepted into their tribe and spends the next 32 years learning and speaking their language, travelling, hunting and living alongside them. Buckley spent this time in Port Phillip Bay, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast, his story of belonging is important to our region and we are eager to share some new perspectives on this momentous tale.

William Buckley Belonging /17 Mar – 9 Apr

see here for a full listing of the works in this exhibition