research & projects
Nigel Helyer, BioPod_V01, 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Duncan Bond
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TREELINES TRACK is dedicated to Yvonne Boyd- (1920-2013)
Treelines Track is a linear passage of trees that form a walking track at Bundanon, connecting the natural bush to farm land and the Homestead gardens. Conceived by artist Janet Laurence, this three-kilometre planted artwork weaves a connection between the old and the new concepts of landscape.
Treelines Track has been created in partnership with Landcare Australia and is a legacy project to mark the transformation of Bundanon by the Living Landscape initiative, which to date has seen over 209 acres of lantana removed and around 42,000 trees planted. Bundanon is particularly indebted to Dr Shane Norrish, Farming and Major Projects Director, Landcare Australia, for his expertise and commitment to this project.
ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT OF BUNDANON
Culturescape is an environmental portrait of Bundanon created as part of a three-year Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project, ‘When Science Meets Art: An Environmental Portrait of the Shoalhaven River Valley’. This project was a collaboration between Macquarie University and industry partners Bundanon Trust and the Australia Council. The project researchers were artist Nigel Helyer, environmental scientist Mark Taylor, and media researchers John Potts and Mark Evans.
Culturescape is an environmental portrait of the Bundanon region in rural NSW. The portrait of Bundanon comprises an interactive environmental map, an environmental history of the region, representation of a number of walks across the site, and the documentation of five environmental artworks by Nigel Helyer, all initially installed at Bundanon. The interactive map concerns the forensic analysis of minerals in the Shoalhaven catchment as a means to understand human occupation and modification of the landscape.