PLAN YOUR VISIT - See the return of Arthur Boyd's Shoalhaven landscape paintings with new exhibition Wilder Times (6 July - 13 October 2024)


Wilder Times Opening

Join us for a full weekend of free 80’s inspired programs to celebrate the opening of Wilder Times.

With performances by legendary rock-reggae band No Fixed Address, talks, wearable fashion workshops and guided ecological walks. Each day concludes with a film showing featuring iconic Australian 80s talent.

Admission to the Art Museum is free all weekend.



Saturday 6 July

10am | Art Museum opens to the public

11:30am-6pm | Nomad Kitchen & BBQ Foodtruck

11:45am | Smoking Ceremony by Gadhungal Marring

12pm-12:30pm | Welcome to Country & Opening Remarks

AUSLAN Interpreted

1pm – 4pm | Wearable Art Workshop
Aunty Deidre Martin leads a drop-in workshop for all ages

*Drop in all ages fun, no bookings needed

1pm-2:30pm | DJ Matt Vaughan
Catch Matt spinning classic 80s tunes throughout the afternoon

1pm-2:30pm | Artists in conversation
Join exhibiting artists for a discussion about the making of their work and the 1980s cultural landscape

AUSLAN Interpreted

2:30pm | No Fixed Address
Prepare for an extraordinary afternoon of resilience, culture and electric music with legendary First Nations rock-reggae band No Fixed Address.

*Limited capacity, pre-booking required

3:30pm-4:30pm | DJ Matt Vaughan
Catch Matt spinning classic 80s tunes throughout the afternoon

4pm | Midnight Oil 1984
Enjoy a film screening with intro from Director Ray Argall (2018, Rated M)

*Limited capacity, pre-booking required



Sunday 7 July

10-11:30am | Conservation Bushwalk
Walk the Buddawang Track with Bundanon’s Natural Resources Manager

*Limited capacity, pre-booking required

12-12:45pm | Gallery Talk
Enjoy a closer look at Boyd’s landscapes with Arts Centre Melbourne curator, Dr Steven Tonkin

12pm-3pm | DJ Charlie Villas
Catch Charlie spinning classic 80s tunes throughout the afternoon

2:30pm | The Year My Voice Broke
Enjoy a film screening of this 80s classic (1987, Rated M) (Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia)

*Limited capacity, pre-booking required



Pre-order your picnic

Pre-order your picnic of charcuterie, pickles, cheese and fruit to enjoy sitting on the hill during the concert, or throughout your visit. Gluten free or vegetarian available on request.

Picnic pre-orders close 2 days prior to the event



WILDER TIMES: Arthur Boyd and the mid-1980s landscape

This event is part of Bundanon’s program of live events for new exhibition Wilder Times, which sees the return of a series of Shoalhaven landscape paintings by Arthur Boyd to Bundanon for the first time since their creation in 1984 as a commission for the new Arts Centre Melbourne.

The exhibition also brings together over 60 works by seminal Australian artists from the same time Boyd created this momentous body of work. The exhibition provides a window into a period of cultural dynamism in Australia, when ideas of landscape, land ownership and environmental protection were actively interrogated.

Discover more about the exhibition and upcoming events.

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Free entry to Bundanon on both days


Art Museum site, 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo

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Dates & Times
06/07/2024 - 07/07/2024 Various locations at the Art Museum site, Bundanon
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia2STPower FM 94.9

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