a place to create

Artists in Residence

Our Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. We support new work, research and collaborations by Australian and international artists, and we host them in purpose-built studios on our Shoalhaven River properties on the south coast of New South Wales.


Prelude is a national initiative to provide time and space for Australian composers to make work by offering long-term residencies in historic houses around Australia. Applications for Prelude 2021 residencies are now closed.

MORE INFORMATION about Prelude Residencies

Bundanon residencies

Bundanon residencies are available through an annual open call for applications.

2021 Residency

2021 residencies will be offered from July to December 2021. Information will be released about the application process and deadline for the 2021 residency program here. The application opening and closing dates have not yet been determined.

Katia Molino - Theatre Kantanka - Obscene Madam D

Katia Molino, Theatre Kantanka, Obscene Madam D

Current Residencies

The land and air are somehow charged with creative inspiration
- Katie Noonan

Each year around 350 extraordinary artists are stimulated by their experiences of Bundanon Trust's Artist-in-Residence program.

The program attracts diverse contemporary artists and thinkers from both within Australia and overseas. Located in a rich natural and cultural environment on a working property on the Shoalhaven River, our residencies are an excellent opportunity for artists to refresh, refocus and perhaps make unexpected connections with other artists in residence.

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Current residencies

Our alumni

There are many artists who have been to Bundanon Trust over the years and you can search our database for information about them. Note that the database is currently incomplete.

Our alumni

Tamara Dean

Tamara Dean, Sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Summer, 2018

Our studios

Trouble with being here at Bundanon is the damn computer screen tends to obscure my view of the morning kangaroo ballet.
- Charlotte Wood

We have two sites for artists' residencies: Bundanon and Riversdale.

Most residencies happen at Bundanon in our Artist-in-Residence complex. The complex offers accommodation as well as studio and rehearsal space for up to ten people in single and shared apartments and cottages.

Larger groups are hosted in the Boyd Education Centre at Riversdale, which can accommodate up to 36 people in shared rooms.

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Our studios

The Musicians Cottage


For more information about our Artist in Residence program, contact Mary on programs@bundanon.com.au

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