Bundanon Trust

+61 (0)2 4422 2108

Our Artist-in-Residence program is the largest and most diverse in Australia. Since 1997 we have hosted thousands of artists from all disciplines and from all over the world (over 34 countries), and each year we host an average of 350 artists.

Bundanon is now an engine room for contemporary art practice in Australia – a place with outstanding facilities, dedicated to the making of contemporary work across all disciplines – music, dance, theatre, writing and the visual arts. We are open to both Australian and international artists, either singly or in groups, and we support new work, research and collaborations.

What sets us apart are:
– The physical environment: both of our properties are replete with both natural and architectural beauty
– We are remote enough to guarantee tranquillity and the sense of another world, yet only 25 minutes from the nearest train station, and three hours’ drive from Sydney
– Our capacity to house groups (up to 10 at Bundanon and 38 at Riversdale)
– The quality of our hosting – artists are at the centre of what we do, and we do everything we can to make them feel the place is theirs.
– We have the resources to welcome artists from all disciplines: we have studios for visual artists, spaces for writers, rehearsal rooms for performers, a music studio with a baby grand piano for musicians and composers, as well as a printing press and silversmiths studio.

Residency Programme since: 1997
Description of Organisation:

Bundanon Trust is a unique organisation, a gift to the Australian people by the renowned Australian artist Arthur Boyd. Bundanon is located on 1,100 hectares of bush, farm and park land 180 kilometres south of Sydney.

Organisation founded in: 1993
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): AUD 50 per person per day
Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Exhibition
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Sydney International Airport
Nearest Train Station: Bomaderry/Nowra
How to reach by plane: Sydney Airport is the closest international airport to Bundanon Trust. It is then a three hour drive or train trip.
How to reach by train: Train from Sydney to Bomaderry/Nowra, which is 25 km from Bundanon. By arrangement, we will pick up artists and bring them to Bundanon.
How to reach by car: Car HireBundanon is situated on the South Coast of NSW, approximately 3 hour drive from Sydney and Canberra.
Street & Number: 533 Bundanon Road
Postal Code: 2540
City: Illaroo
Country long: Australia
533 Bundanon Road
Illaroo 2540 NSW AUS
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