I had the opportunity to visit 'Bundanon' this week, organised by my drawing teacher Linda Dening who was doing an Artist Residency as a result of winning the 2016 Meroogal Art Prize.
'Bundanon' is a property located on the Shoalhaven River west of Nowra NSW and was the gift of Arthur and Yvonne Boyd to the Australian people.
Arthur Boyd (1920 - 1999) was part of a unique and remarkable artistic dynasty - including painters, sculptors, architects and other arts professionals across many generations.
A significant part of the gift was an extensive collection comprising over 3800 items; more than 1300 works by Arthur Boyd and over 1200 works from 5 generations of the Boyd family as well as a number of works by Arthur Boyd's contemporaries. In addition to the art collection there are also rugs, furniture, books, family papers, and ceramics.
The art collection has now been digitized and you can now search the collection at https://bundanon.com.au/search/collection/
We were given to tour the house at Bundanon which displays a selection of works from across the generations of the Boyd family.....
We visited Arthur Boyd's studio ... set up as if he had just left it.
And we were given a glimpse of the extensive collection of works and some of the treasures it contains.
We also had a first hand inspection of the Artist Residency studios. The Artist Residency program is open to Australian and international professional artists from all disciplines through an open annual call.
I greatly enjoyed the art, the house, the history and the beautiful and peaceful location on the Shoalhaven River .....
" In preserving the natural and cultural heritage of its site,
Bundanon promotes the value of landscape in all our lives"
You can learn more about 'Bundanon' and view some of the many outstanding works at https://bundanon.com.au or if you are in the area I can recommend a visit ....
Thanks for reading .....CC