Bundanon Trust - Art Collector

Bundanon Trust

Gifted in 1993 by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd, the Bundanon property is located on 1,100 hectares of pristine bush land near Nowra in New South Wales, two and a half hours south of Sydney. The property includes two sites, the Bundanon Homestead and Riversdale.

The award winning Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre on the Riversdale site was designed by internationally celebrated Australian architect Glenn Murcutt in association with Reg Lark and Wendy Lewin. The centre hosts Bundanon’s unique creative arts program for children. International artists in residence are also housed at Riversdale and at purpose built studios on the Bundanon Homestead site.

Visitors are also welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the property parklands, or go for a bushwalk to the natural amphitheatre or Shoalhaven River. Guided tours of the Bundanon Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s Studio are also available.

The collection

Bundanon's art collection comprises over 3,600 items with more than 1,200 works by Arthur Boyd, another 1,200 works representing five generations of the Boyd family dynasty and a number of works by Arthur Boyd's contemporaries, such as Sir Sidney Nolan, John Perceval, Joy Hester and Charles Blackman. Donations from past artists in residence also form a significant part of the Collection.

A selection of works from the collection are on display in the 1866 heritage homestead, the 1870s kitchen and Arthur Boyd’s studio.

Exhibition highlights

Upcoming exhibition highlights include Seen Not Heard: Upstairs Gallery at the Homestead, showcasing a number of the most enduring artworks in Bundanon’s collection that feature children and infants, including paintings, sketches and ceramics by Arthur Boyd, Boyd family members and artists in residence. This exhibition will show until November 2014.

Selected works from
The Paper by Rosemary Laing, created at Bundanon in 2013, will be on show in the Homestead from September 2014 until January 2015.

Touring exhibition highlights include
Arthur Boyd: An Active Witness curated by Zara Stanhope, presenting paintings, prints, ceramics, archival documents and film from the trust’s collection. The exhibition will tour to Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from 18 October 2014 to 30 November 2014, and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from December 2014 to February 2015.


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If you are interested in becoming part of Bundanon's Volunteer Program, see the Bundanon Trust
website for more details.

Visitor information

Visitors can browse through the gift shop, open from 10.30am to 3.30pm, which stocks a range of cards, books and prints by artists in residence and Arthur Boyd. Visitors can pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the property parklands, and follow up with a bush walk to the natural amphitheatre or to Shoalhaven River.

Guided tours of the Bundanon Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s Studio are available. Visitors can also enjoy wandering access with informative room notes. Visitors are encouraged enter the property between 10.30am to 1pm and depart between 1.30pm to 4pm due to the single lane access road.

The Bundanon Trust offers visitors the following facilities:

  • Gallery shop
  • Free guided tours
  • Workshop and classes
  • Venue hire
  • Parklands
  • Historic building

Bundanon Trust
170 Riversdale Road
Illaroo NSW 2540

Phone: 02 4422 2100
Email: sara@bundanon.com.au
Web: bundanon.com.au
Opening hours: Sundays from 10.30am to 4pm