Bundanon

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Bundanon is a large home near Nowra, New South Wales, Australia. It was the home of the painter Arthur Boyd.

Description and history[edit]

Bundanon started as a single-storey weatherboard structure built circa 1840. In 1866, a two-storey sandstone house, made of locally quarried stone, was built immediately in front of the weatherboard house. The sandstone house features timber verandahs and is now listed on the Register of the National Estate.[1]

Bundanon was donated to the people of Australia in 1993 by Arthur Boyd, who believed "you can't own a landscape" and wanted to share the place that inspired him so much with everyone, along with the adjoining property which was owned by the Artist Sidney Nolan. Under the control of the Bundanon Trust it is open to the public every Sunday from 10:30am to 4:00pm. It also contains an educational centre and part of the property has been set up as a constantly evolving studio space for artists and writers. There are currently four studios with attached residences and a writers cottage which are offered meritoriously to a select group of talented individuals from all over the world. Pulpit Rock, a significant rocky outcrop visible from Bundanon, features in a number of Arthur Boyd's paintings of the landscape.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/162
  2. ^ https://www.bundanon.com.au/content/pulpit-rock

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Coordinates: 34°53′20″S 150°30′01″E / 34.8890°S 150.5003°E / -34.8890; 150.5003