Plan your visit
Find detailed information and downloads below each section to assist you to plan your education visit.
The wider experience of the art world for students is valued, including first hand experience of Boyd’s life and arts practice- Secondary teacher
Tours at Bundanon give an overview of the arts practice and life of Arthur Boyd and the Boyd family. Visitors are introduced to the history of the property and visit the Homestead, which houses four generations of Boyd family artworks and explore Arthur Boyd’s studio.
Upstairs Gallery Exhibition- 25 OVER 25
From May to September 2018, the Upstairs Gallery exhibition, which forms part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Bundanon Trust is 25 OVER 25. All works in this exhibition were donated by artists from the residency program and are from the Bundanon Trust Collection. Now the largest residency program of its kind in the country, the AIR program provides creative time and space for around 350 artists a year. This has increased tenfold since the early years of the Trust.
Artist in Residence Visit- subject to availability
Open Studio sessions are sometimes available, students may visit the studio or hear a talk by an artist in residence. Our resident artists are practitioners in many mediums. This option relies on having an artist willing to give up time during their paid residency to talk to students.
Day visits for schools to Bundanon Trust include a guided tour of historic Bundanon Homestead, focusing on the artworks of four generations of the Boyd Family; an exploration of the arts practice of Arthur Boyd through a visit to his studio and an art workshop at one of Bundanon's stunning locations. Download details below.
The educational enrichment in artmaking practice is valuable, and the program caters for all students
Residential programs begin at the Bundanon property and continue to the Riversdale property, where you will stay in the award winning Boyd Education Centre overlooking the Shoalhaven River. The fully inclusive residential package includes tours, workshops, accommodation and catering. Download the School Residential Package below:
Accommodation is at Riversdale in the award winning, National Heritage-listed Boyd Education Centre, designed by architect Glenn Murcutt in association with Wendy Lewin and Reg Lark. The minimum number for payment is a group of 24 from the start of 2019. Groups of up to 32 can be accommodated in the Boyd Education Centre, with an additional 6 in a nearby cottage. Schools wishing to arrange separate accommodation for their staff should consult the room layout diagram before determining total group numbers.The accommodation comprises 8 rooms with four single beds which can be divided into 16 twin rooms. Bathroom facilities are shared. A fitted sheet, pillow with pillow case and doona are provided. Visitors must bring their own top sheet or sleeping bag and towel.
With prior warning of at least 6 months, additional numbers up to 45 may be housed in tents.
Lunch on the first day is BYO and must be brought to Bundanon. Catering normally includes breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner with fresh fruit available. Breakfast is self-serve. Housekeepers prepare and serve lunches and an external caterer attends each evening to prepare the meal. We do not provide cordial or milo, but you are welcome to bring them. For students or staff with food allergies and sensitivities, Bundanon Trust requires that these specific needs are notified one week prior to the visit. Those with severe allergies requiring an epipen must bring their own and must check all foods before consuming them. Groups are required to wash their dishes after meals.
To make a booking for an education program at Bundanon Trust please first contact Education Manager Mary Preece here. Once a date has been found a hold booking on dates is made to allow the organiser to check dates with their administration. After this a cost estimate is prepared and sent to the organiser. A deposit invoice is then issued which must be paid within a time frame to secure a confirmed booking. Please read the full Terms and Conditions document fully before you make a booking.
To assist teachers with visit planning and legal excursion requirements Bundanon Trust has a detailed and comprehensive Schools Risk Plan. For school visits, the Plan needs to be read by the designated organiser. Schools also need to complete a guest registration form of those attending which is sent to Bundanon prior to the visit, which becomes the group list for Emergency Management on site.
Bundanon's education programs are conducted in all weathers. Clothing worn and packed should be suitable for the season and nature of the activities. Students need to bring a pair of sensible, covered toe shoes suitable for bush walking to participate in workshops and walks. Thongs are not to be worn at any time. Hats and water bottles are essential.