We believe that extraordinary things can happen in ordinary places, away from metropolitan centres in regional and rural areas. Bundanon’s commitment to the Shoalhaven population has seen an explosion of interactions between the local community and Australia’s leading artists.
Planet Nowra is a collaboration between Bundanon alumnas, curator/director Carlos Gomez of Theatre Kantanka, Sydney and locally based artists and collectives facilitated by Nowra based collective, 'So and so Presents'.
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Transmit: Loud and Clear is a three-year skills development and performance project for local Indigenous youth. The project offers participants a series of unique workshops led by professional artists and mentors and culminating in a public celebration. Over three years hundreds of local young people and community members will have had the opportunity to express themselves, learn new skills and grow in confidence.
Hyperreal Tales is fertile ground to develop self identity, confidence and insight into our own uniqueness- Melinda Tebb, Health Worker
Hyperreal Tales (formally known as No Time Like Now) is a series of short art films capturing the everyday here and now of people’s lives in the Shoalhaven district. It brings together participants with diverse abilities, local community and health services in an integrated dance, video and landscape project. The project is led by director and choreographer Philip Channells and video artist Sam James.
Snake Sessions was a street-style performance created by Branch Nebula and produced by Bundanon Trust. Staged during Youth Week 2016, the final piece was the culmination of a two-week residency at Harry Sawkins Park, during which the Branch Nebula team worked with local skaters, bike & scooter riders to craft a site-specific, spontaneous and innovative work.
Niteraft was site-specific performance work in partnership with Bomaderry High School. Over a period of six months, sixteen gifted and talented students in year eight worked with artists from Sydney based companies Shopfront for Young People and Curious Works.
The performance was whimsical, evocative ... this project has expanded the artistic horizon of the students (and families) and in a regional context this can sometimes be a challenge.
- Michael Cohen, Creative Producer, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority