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.