Joint Media Release with Member for Gilmore - Additional support for Bundanon Trust
Joint Media Release with Ann Sudmalis MP, Federal Member for Gilmore
5 July 2017
The Turnbull Government has announced more
than $355,000 to support capital works projects at the historic Bundanon property
in New South Wales.
Minister Fifield & Member for
Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, visited Bundanon Trust today to announce the funding to
maintain and protect the property’s heritage.
The funding will go towards the upkeep
of the significant cultural buildings, improve site access, and help to preserve
and protect its historic art collection. This funding is in addition to the
$1.5 million that Bundanon receives from the Australian Government each
Mrs Sudmalis said she was thrilled to see further investment into
one of Gilmore’s icons.
“Today’s visit is also a chance
for Deborah Ely CEO of the Bundanon Trust to showcase the developments,
activities and potential of this truly inspiring place,” she said.
Bundanon was donated by Australian
artist Arthur Boyd and his wife Yvonne Boyd as a gift to the Australian people
in 1993. It includes two rural properties on the Shoalhaven River, Riversdale
Bundanon is maintained as a living arts
and environment centre available both for the use of artists, musicians,
craftspeople and performers and for the enjoyment of future generations of
“Bundanon offers art courses
and artistic space for school groups, both local and from all over the state.
In addition, Bundanon has professional residents for Australian and international
artists,” Mrs Sudmalis said.
It operates as a charitable trust to
support arts practice and engagement through residencies, education programs
and exhibitions, and to promote the value of landscape.
For more information about Bundanon
Trust visit: www.bundanon.com.au