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From Impulse to Action

The opening season catalogue for the first exhibition at Bundanon’s  Art Museum

From impulse to action centres on Arthur Boyd’s drawings in ink, both brightly coloured and monochrome, as the starting point for 12 new commissions by Australian contemporary artists working in a diverse range of disciplines.


Arthur Boyd | Dean Cross | Rochelle Haley | Tina Havelock Stevens | Kate Jones | Jo Lloyd | Emily Parsons–Lord | Izabela Pluta | Uncle Steven Russell & Aunty Phyllis Stewart | Skye Saxon | Vivian Cooper Smith | Shan Turner–Carroll | Kaitlen Wellington

Each copy of the catalogue includes an original hand-drawn work by artist Dean Cross.


Arthur’s Boat by Deborah Ely, Chief Executive Officer (2006–2021), Bundanon.

Kinetic Thinking by Sophie O’Brien, Head of Curatorial and Learning, Bundanon.

Forewords from The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, The Hon. Ben Franklin MLCMember of the Legislative Council, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Regional Youth, Gerry Moore, Traditional Custodian, Bundanon and Rachel Kent, Chief Executive Officer, Bundanon.


Published by Bundanon, 2022
170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo, New South Wales, 2540,

On the occasion of the exhibition
From impulse to action
The Art Museum, Bundanon 29 January – 12 June 2022

© Bundanon 2022

ISBN: 978-0-6483215-3-8
Format: Softcover
Pages: 111
Distribution: Bundanon
Editors: Sophie O’Brien and Boe-Lin Bastian
Copyediting: Adolfo Aranjuez
Graphic Design: Arabella Kilmartin
Printing: Adams Print, Australia


The opening season catalogue for the first exhibition at Bundanon’s new Art Museum is now available for purchase.

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