The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is the largest program of its kind in the country. It is open to applicants from all disciplines – including artists, writers, performers, producers, directors, composers, curators and educators – making it highly sought after by artists nationally and internationally. Residencies can be for research and development or the creation of new work.
For 2020, there are 74 successful applicants, including:
Louisa Lim (Writing – VIC)
Thomas E.S. Kelly (Dance – QLD)
Amala Groom, Shana O’Brien, Emily Flannery, Jennifer Williams, Tahnee Arnold, Kirk Page (Dance – NSW)
Katie Noonan (Music – QLD)
Robyn Backen (Visual Art – NSW)
Emily Grainger (Music – NSW)
Lior (Music – VIC)
Andrew Batt-Rawden, Dean Walsh and the Jam and Bread Ensemble (Theatre – NSW)
Second Echo Ensemble (TAS)
In addition, Bundanon will continue to host artists in residence through partnerships with Accessible Arts, Africa Centre in Cape Town, Australian Theatre for Young People, French Embassy in Australia, Performance Space – Liveworks Lab, Word Travels, Moogahlin Performing Arts, Ilbijerri Theatre Company, Perth Festival, and Red Room Poetry.
‘It is an exciting time at Bundanon ahead of the redevelopment of Riversdale, commencing 2020. We feel privileged to host so many talented emerging, mid-career, and established artists, and look forward to welcoming them next year,’ said CEO Deborah Ely.
Arthur Boyd’s vision that Bundanon would continue to provide a creative space for Australia’s contemporary artists is at the heart of the AIR program. The Trust’s residential complex includes purpose-built studios and rehearsal spaces suitable for visual artists, writers, silversmiths, musicians and performers.