Samantha Goneis, ‘The Bunyip’ 2021, Digital Body of works formed in 3 1920 x 1080 sized videos. Image courtesy: Samantha Goneis.

Artist statement

The Bunyip is an installation body of works, that have been added and edited into 3 video instalments. They are a series of digital illustrations created in Procreate, using an iPad. My body of works tells a tragic story about a First Nations Australian woman named Molly Birkins, who was also a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. She was brutally attacked by a group of men in the 1970s. After her death, she transforms into a powerful Bunyip and seeks revenge for her devastating death.

Find out more on Samantha's website

Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.