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.
Heads Up explores the power of listening and standing witness. This is a collaborative contemporary performance project created by the 60+ Contemporary Performance Ensemble formed in 2017 and directed by Annette Tesoriero. The team of local seniors investigate the connection between deep listening and individual and community health. The project will be performed at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre Studio on May 12, 2018. It is a multidisciplinary project involving live performance, video and music. The project is supported by the IRT Foundation.
Perhaps the ghosts are real, perhaps they are the conjuring of the mind. Our imagination is as fearsome as our reality.- Anna Tregloan
The Ghost Project created by Sydney based artist and designer Anna Tregloan is a representation of local ghost stories she has collected during her visits to the region. These stories will form the basis of an interactive art installation including projection, sound and objects and will be presented at the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery. The Ghost Project is a pseudo museum, a cabinet of curiousities, in which artifacts, memories and stories come to life.
The exhibition will run from Saturday April 7 - Saturday June 2, 2018.
PLANET NOWRA is a partnership between Bundanon Trust and Theatre Kantanka's artistic director Carlos Gomez with guest artists Alison Clouston& Boyd, Katia Molino, Kym Vercoe and Sean Bacon. The core team of artists are working with local artists, makers and children to create a new multi-disciplinary celebratory work. PLANET NOWRA will take place in the Manse Gardens, Nowra on December 8 & 9, 2017.
we lives our lives young black and deadly!
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