2017 residencies and partnerships

Anna Tregloan,Kylie McRae, Patrick Nolan, Marshall McGuire and Ben Quilty. Photo: Steven Siewert

Bundanon Trust manages Australia's largest artist residency program with over 300 artists and thinkers from all disciplines staying at the purpose-built Shoalhaven properties each year. Individuals, groups and companies from across the world find the time spent at Bundanon invaluable to their creative and professional development.

For 2017 there are several international exchange opportunities including a brand new exchange with Beijing through Red Gate Gallery, recognised both as a tour de force and trail blazer in the history and development of the contemporary Chinese art scene. Bundanon is also planning to continue sharing the uniquely Australian scenery of the Shoalhaven with French and African artists through continuing partnerships with the French Government and the Africa Centre in South Africa.

Twenty-two partnerships will be part of Bundanon's 2017 program. New partnerships this year include Moogahlin Performing Arts and Word Travels. Emerging artists will be supported through new alliances with the Next Wave Festival, Underbelly Arts, and The New Plot (107 Projects) to add to the ongoing relationship with Australian Theatre of Young People.

A newly completed specialist studio for silversmithing has been created at Bundanon through a bequest from artists Stephanie and Mikala Dwyer. Honouring their mother, the acclaimed silversmith Dorothy Dwyer, the new studio will host artists working with silver and gold from 2017.

Bundanon also has the honour of announcing Mace Francis, celebrated composer, performer, and academic as the 2017 composer in residence at Gallop House in Perth under the newly established Prelude program.

Building on the success of Peggy Glanville-Hicks House, Prelude makes composer residency opportunities available across the country thanks to the Australia Council, the Peggy-Glanville Hicks Composers' Trust, Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund, the national Trusts of Australia, the National Trust WA and Australian Performing Right Association.


  • Accessible Arts
  • Africa Centre
  • The Australian Ballet
  • Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
  • Australian Theatre for Young People
  • Meroogal Women's Art Prize
  • Moogahlin Performing Arts
  • National Association for the Visual Arts
  • The New Plot
  • Next Wave Festival
  • Performance Space
  • Playwriting Australia
  • Prelude - Composer Residencies
  • Red Gate Gallery
  • The Red Room Gallery
  • Shoalhaven Literary Award
  • The Song Company
  • Underbelly Arts
  • William Fletcher Foundation
  • Word Travels


  • Marrugeku: Eric Avery, Dalisa Pigram, Rachael Swain
  • Big Fag: Clementine Barnes, Lucas Ihlein, Diego Bonetto, Louise Anderson, John Causley
  • Australian Art Quartet: James Beck, Dan Russell, Andrew Batt-Rawden, Leo Kram, Hayley Bullock
  • Stalker Theatre: Katherine Budd, David Clarkson, Margie Breen, Andrew Johnston, Andrew Bluff
  • Kage: Kate Denborough, Elle Evangelista, Elle Sofe Henriksen, Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska,
    Heath Bergersen, Timothy Ohl, Eirik Fuglesteg Luxengard, Steinar Raknes
  • The Good Room: Daniel Evans, Amy Ingram, Keiran Swann, Lauren Clelland, Caroline Dunphy,
    Leah Shelton
  • The Opera Project: Nigel kellaway, Kathy Cogill, Nikki Heywood
  • Muses Trio: Louise King, Christa Powell, Therese Milanovic, Celia White
  • Studio A: Gabrielle Mordy, Meagan Pelham, Skye Saxon, Robert 'Thom' Smith, Emma Johnston, Scott Wright, James Brown, Elias Nohra
  • Steamworks Arts: Sally Richardson, Laura Boynes, Tristen Parr, Jacinta Larcombe, Yu Lang
  • Nooky: Corey Webster, Dan Rankine, Adam Briggs, James Cubillo, Tressa Jackson


  • Emma Beer
  • Jennifer Belair
  • Harriet Body
  • Diarmid Campbell with Adelle Mills
  • Belinda Castles
  • Clinton Caward
  • Rihab Charida with Michel Khleifi, Olivia Nigro
  • Libby-Jane Charleston
  • Claire Corbett
  • Rebecca Cummins
  • Sophie Cunningham
  • Brigid Delaney
  • Dave Drayton
  • Claire Edwardes with Peter Knight
  • Zoltan Fecso
  • Trevor Flinn
  • Nicole Forsyth with Damian Barbeler, John Taylor, Matthew Stephens and Joan Sauers
  • Pamela Freeman
  • Peggy Frew
  • Ghenoa Gela with Raghav Handa, Melinda Tyquin
  • Janie Gibson
  • Nicole Gill
  • Nicola Gunn with Jo Lloyd)
  • Harri Harding with Milan Ring, Marcello Maio
  • Wen-Hsi Harman with Martin Harman
  • Deanna Hitti
  • Tom Hogan with Finn O'Branagain, Amelia Evans
  • Kathy Holowko
  • Laura Imbruglia
  • Leahlani Johnson
  • Margaret Laurena Kemp
  • Michael Koliner
  • Katie Lee
  • Caitlin Maling
  • Anya McKee with Gavin Clarke
  • Lindy McSwan
  • Spence Messih
  • Kate Mildenhall
  • Jennifer Mills
  • Kate Moore
  • Elizabeth Newman
  • Rhiannon Newton with Bhenji Ra, Ivey Wawn, Julian Wong, Bree van Reyk
  • Catherine O'Donnell
  • Sean O'Keefe with Carolyn Eccles
  • Lachlan Philpott
  • Paul Prestipino
  • Kathryn Puie with Yantra de Vilder, Lux Eterna
  • Utako Shindo
  • Talia Smith
  • Jane Theau with Sue Healey
  • Julie Vulcan
  • Nigel Wearne with Luke Watt
  • William Zappa