Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence program

Deadline: Friday 3 August 2007

Download guidelines and application form (Adobe pdf format)


The Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence program is open to professional artists and groups, from all disciplines. The program supports artists' new work, research and collaborations. Australian and international artists are hosted in purpose-built studios located at the bundanon properties on the Shoalhaven River in NSW.

As a gift to the Australian people, Arthur Boyd's vision for Bundanon was to provide an inspirational haven for artists of every discipline and at all stages in their careers. Studio space and accommodation is available for up to six weeks.


The Bundanon Artist in Residence Program is open to professional individual artists and groups by invitation or application. Bundanon supports professional artists' practice, across all disciplines and at all stages in their career. Bundanon advances contemporary art practice through fostering artists, producers/directors, as well as curators and educators engaged in research and development.

Residencies under this program do not necessarily involve production based outcomes. However, potential to engage with the arts community/audience regionally, nationally or internationally is desirable.

We encourage:

  • Artists practising in the visual and performing arts, craft and design, digital and technological arts, writers, filmmakers, musicians and sound designers.

  • Collaborative and/or multidisciplinary projects.

  • Groups applying for workshop residencies.

  • Collegiate networks and cultural discourse between critical thinkers, curators and educators. Bundanon supports symposia, masterclasses and conferences.

  • Mentored artist residencies through partnerships with galleries,arts organisations and educational institutions.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and performers.

Residents are located at one of our two sites:

Bundanon (Artist In Residence complex)
Riversdale (The Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre)

The Bundanon Artist in Residence complex, designed by Sydney architects Tonkin Zulaikha, was opened by Arthur Boyd in 1998. Operating 52 weeks a year, the site hosts between 65 – 80 artists in residence during a single year. It offers studio space and accommodation for up to nine individuals in single or shared accommodation in six residences.

They consist of:

  • Alec and Helene Gonski Studio
  • Hymie Sherman Studio
  • Fern Studio
  • Sylvia Freedman Studio
  • The Writers Cottage
  • The Managers Cottage is designated for musicians. It will also support residencies of artists with children.

These facilities have all been recently renovated and refurbished.

The Oscar and Mary Ramsay Study Centre, a useful resource for research, is also located at the Bundanon site.

At Riversdale, the celebrated Glenn Murcutt designed Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre can also be utilised by the Artist in Residence program for group residencies. It comprises 16 twin rooms (or 8 rooms of 4) to accommodate a maximum of 32 people in shared facilities. For more information on group residencies utilising Riversdale contact the Program Officer (02) 4422 2103 before applying.