Discover Bundanon - art museum and Bridge retreat
Bundanon, artist Arthur Boyd’s former residence, has opened the doors to its new Art Museum and Bridge for Creative learning, which will house three exhibition season annuals, with a dramatically expanded range of on-site events.
The Bridge. Photo: Zan Wimberley
Bundanon, near Nowra on the NSW South Coast, is a unique national arts organisation and the former home of the late painter Arthur Boyd. Boyd (July 1920 - April 1999), was a leading Australian painter in the mid-20th century whose work featured landscapes inspired by the Impressionist style.
Bundanon was founded to create learning programs for art students of all ages and it currently operates Australia's largest artist-in-residence program.
First established in 1993, Bundanon represents one of the most significant acts of philanthropy in the history of the arts in Australia. Arthur and Yvonne Boyd’s gift of Bundanon in 1993 was driven by a big vision, which has been built upon by subsequent acts of private generosity and government support.
Bundanon’s mission is to operate the property as a centre for creative arts and education, scientific search, and a place to explore landscape and engage with First Nations history and culture. There is a residency program for artists, writers, musicians, dancers, performers and
Discover Bundanon for Yourself!
Bundanon is now offering overnight experience packages where guests are invited to immerse themselves in the stunning natural landscapes. Your experience includes two nights’ accommodation at the Bridge, fine dining and a tour of the opening exhibition which features twelve new commissions by Australian contemporary artists, alongside drawings of Arthur Boyd. There is also a visit to the Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s Studio where the Australian painter lived and worked.
Packages - The Discover Bundanon package is a year-round introduction to everything Bundanon has to offer. The two night packages include accommodation, drinks on arrival, all meals and two art tours!
1 person - $1,329
2 persons - $1,650
See website for available dates: Bundanon.com.au
Painter Arthur Boyd and his wife Yvonne at Bundanon. Photo: Emily McTaggart/Wikimedia