Bundanon Trust

General information

Brief description of organisation

Bundanon Trust is a unique organisation. Gifted to the Australian people in 1993 by the renowned Australian artist Arthur Boyd, the Bundanon property is located on 1,100 hectares of bush, farm and park land 180 kilometres south of Sydney. It was Boyd’s intention that Bundanon be shared with artists and the public.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Our Artist-in-Residence (AIR) 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 300 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 2.5 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 grand piano for musicians and composers, as well as a printing press and access to the performance space at Riversdale for public events.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Silversmithing
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
  • 1 month
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

The Artist in Residence program benefits from the financial support of public funding and individual donors, however you will be required to make a financial contribution towards the cost of your stay (subsidy may be available for some applicants).

Expectations of the artist
  • Leading Workshop or Class
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Exhibitions
  • Bundanon is open the public every Sunday

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.

By plane

Sydney Airport is the closest international airport to Bundanon Trust. It is then a three hour drive or train trip.

By car

Car Hire

Bundanon is situated on the South Coast of NSW, approximately 3 hour drive from Sydney and Canberra.

Nearest airport

Sydney International Airport

Contact information

Bundanon Trust
533 Bundanon Road
2540 Illaroo


Phone: +61-2-4422-2100
Fax: +61-2-4422-7190

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