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.

Explore, consider, develop and share
  • 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.

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 and to read more about Bundanon’s year-long program Touched by the Earth. Extra nights are available subject to availability, please request a copy of the term and conditions for cost details.


“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, 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, Birrong High School

Digital render of 3 people walking into a concrete building that is submerged into a hillside

MUSEUM SEASON

A focus on the artists and ideas in the Art Museum, this theme will change with every exhibition season. An exploration of materials encourages experimentation with ideas.

Museum Season
Students stand in a line together under trees, painting on easels

BIOPHILIA

Responding to artworks in the Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s Studio and diversity in ecologies, plant communities and landforms. Personal responses to place encourage connection to broader ecological thinking.

BIOPHILIA
Schools

LIMBIC

Exploring contemporary works in the Collection, participants focus on the human condition and responsibilities, and engage with contemporary social issues, honouring diverse viewpoints.

LIMBIC
A group of 10 students stand in bush land overlooking a view of a river and mountains

TOUCHED BY THE EARTH

A year-long multi visit program for Stage 4 students. Engaging local students and connecting them with the environment through a cross-curricular program.

Touched by the Earth

Additional learning activities

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    Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, 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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