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Bundanon

A place for contemporary learning in nature, Bundanon’s Learning team offers a range of day and residential programs for groups of all ages.

Creative arts themes also respond to First Nations, artist, community led and cross-curriculum opportunities. The Learning team includes experienced primary, secondary and tertiary educators as well as practicing artists who have the expertise to tailor the themed programs to the year level and stage of all school participants.

Through a range of activities, all learners are encouraged to explore, consider, develop and share.

Guiding Principles

Explore the theme and stimulate curiosity. Experience spaces and artworks through the senses. Explore observations and connect to knowledge.

Consider the theme. Investigate thoughts and responses. Understand how artists make work that relates to the contemporary world.

Develop new work through experimentation with materials, skills, techniques, actions and processes.

Share responses to convey thoughts, responses and discoveries leading to tolerance and empathy for understanding diverse perspectives.

Testimonies

“The Bundanon experience always remains a rich part of our curriculum. Each student felt proud of the work they made and their learning through both the practical and theoretical side.” Sally, staff member from Blue Mountains Grammar School

“Working in a connected way with the environment and learning new art making skills. Having continuous time to devote to art experience without the interruptions of school bells.” Trish, staff member from Birrong High School

Practical information

Learning programs occur at Bundanon’s two main properties: the Homestead site and the Art Museum site. The theme selected will determine where programs take place. The agenda, sent prior to arrival, indicates the arrival location and movement between properties if relevant.

For residential programs, all accommodation is at the Art Museum site. Bundanon staff book schools into either The Boyd Education Centre (32 beds) or the Bridge for creative learning (64 beds), or both for large groups.

All programs require a minimum of 20 participants.

For further information about availability, terms & conditions, risk assessment, and Bundanon’s COVID safe plan please fill out the enquiry form below.

Select a theme below to see details of day and residential programs. Extra nights are available subject to availability, please request a copy of the term and conditions for cost details.

Learning Programs

Learning Programs

Body of Work

‘Starting’ art or any learning process requires inspiration, motivation and drive towards something

body of work
Learning Programs

FANTASTIC FORMS

Imaginative and playful connections to Bundanon as place are explored through the learning experiences

fantastic forms
A mountain range with low cloud cover

SITEWORKS 2022: FROM A DEEP VALLEY

These learning experiences are connected conceptually to the theme of ‘a weather report’, reflecting on the role of the artist as a type of weather balloon

Siteworks: 2022
Learning Programs

Biophilia: Relationships to Place

Explore different ways of seeing the natural world, ranging from the historical to the contemporary

Parallel Landscapes
Students stand in a line together under trees, painting on easels

BIOPHILIA: In the Field

Working outside is a creative act, performative, an event. Participants explore the reasons why artists go outside to work

BIOPHILIA: In the Field
A hand holding a glass ball in front of a river landscape

Limbic: We are in the world

Image making can be a powerful way to engage with the world and consider one’s place in the world. Still and moving images are created to explore social issues and commentary

Limbic: We are in the world
Learning Programs

LIMBIC: Speaking Up

This program develops the concept of artworks as a means of speaking up, inspired by contemporary textile artists from around the world

LIMBIC: Speaking Up

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    Bundanon acknowledges the people of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups as the traditional owners of the land within our boundaries, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

    In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

    This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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