In late 2020, Birrunga and Harry reunited after decades. Both men grew up on Kabi Kabi land, Badderam (Buderim), and share a love and connection to Country as well as history. After viewing a show of Harry’s works, Birrunga realised Harry ‘knew Country’, it was clear as day in the beautiful landscapes Harry captured. Importantly, Country recognised Harry as well, an uncommon thing for a non-First Nations person.
This gave life to the spark of a collaboration between: Kabi Kabi Elder, Uncle Brian Warner; Kabi Kabi Artists, Stevie O’Chin and Kane Brunjes; and internationally renowned Cinematographer/Director of Photography, Harry Frith; with the show directed by Birrunga.
The result is astonishing – a truly unprecedented collection of works that respond to each other beautifully, across cultures and media, through story and of Country.
View the exhibition catalogue here