Conceived and artistically directed by Kaurna, Narungga artist Jacob Boehme, Wild Dog connects First Peoples across the Australian continent to share, preserve and maintain Dingo storylines.
With the support of a range of partners and a program of consultation and community engagement, Wild Dog maps and connects Dingo storylines from Kaurna, Adelaide in the south-east to Lardil, Mornington Island in the north, extending into Bunun, Taiwan in East Asia. The project revives, re-establishes, and strengthens the traditional trade and ceremonial routes through South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. Wild Dog forges ongoing collaborations between different nations ensuring the urgent continuance of intergenerational cultural knowledge and skills transfer between Elders and next generations. Traversing many nations and peoples, the dingo stories connect us through Kin and Country.
A development outcome for the Wild Dog project will be showcased at Tarnanthi Festival 2021.
Wild Dog is a Narungga interpretation of an Australian wide creation story and is not intended to replicate or replace other First Nations' stories. Wild Dog is one of many Narungga Dreaming stories and what is being shared publicly can be shared with the wider community in accordance with Narungga Law/Lore and protocols.