With an exciting new exhibition, new culinary offerings and eco-accommodation packages, this NSW South Coast art destination is the perfect place to enjoy the warmer months.
Inhabiting the lush landscape of the New South Wales South Coast, just near Nowra, Bundanon is a reimagined art museum with a difference. Originally gifted to the people of Australia by artists Arthur and Yvonne Boyd, along with their historic homestead and artist studio, Bundanon Art Museum has been redesigned over the decades to create an architectural conversation with the landscape.
This summer, the museum plays host to a much-anticipated exhibition, exclusive fine dining experiences, live music events and immersive eco-friendly accommodation packages.
Bundanon Art Museum is a gallery like no other.
Catch the summer exhibition
While Bundanon presents a changing program of contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year, this summer the museum is looking forward to welcoming Miwatj Yolŋu – Sunrise People. On display from Saturday 28 October 2023 to 11 February 2024, this innovative exhibition features recent works by senior and emerging Yolŋu artists from across the Yirrkala Community in East Arnhem Land. Focusing on the storytelling, ecology, and materiality of the Yolŋu culture, this in-depth exhibit features a range of artists, many of whom have pioneered the use of reclaimed materials.
Also included are artists from The Mulka Project. Based in the Northern Territory, these artists use immersive audio-visual technology to tell their stories. Alongside this major exhibition, Bundanon has curated an extensive program of readings, tours, family-friendly workshops and performances – all open to the public throughout summer.
Be sure to catch this summer’s exhibition.
Visit Bundanon Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s Studio
As well as the contemporary art museum, visitors can also immerse themselves in the historic nineteenth-century Bundanon Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s carefully preserved artist studio. Located on 1,000 hectares of bush and parkland overlooking the Shoalhaven River, the Homestead recently reopened after a major restoration to preserve this significant historic structure.
Be inspired by Arthur Boyd’s carefully preserved artist studio.
Dining and live music at Ramox Cafe
To take full advantage of the long summer days, Bunanon also has a range of food and beverage experiences including their popular Afternoons at Ramox: Live & Refreshed. Held once a month on Sundays, these relaxed afternoons feature a program of live music, and the chefs at Ramox cafe have crafted a speciality gin and tonic, incorporating native botanicals sourced from the site.
Visitors can also reserve a spot at the exclusive Evenings at Ramox. This new fine dining experience starts with a private viewing of the gallery, followed by a five-course meal with twilight views at Bundanon’s on-site restaurant Ramox. Created by cafe Executive Chef, Douglas Innes-Will, the curated menu features local produce and is offered once a month over the summer.
Enjoy a curated menu featuring local produce at Ramox Cafe.
Experience eco-friendly Bundanon accommodation
Visitors can extend their visit with a stay in Bundanon’s architecturally designed, eco-friendly accommodation. Located on the famous 160-metre Bundanon “Bridge”, the guest rooms all feature views across the property with simple, sustainable interior design. The Bridge itself can accommodate up to 64 guests and is lined with solar panels to take full advantage of the surrounding landscape and environment. Rainwater is harvested naturally, and each room is fitted with ceiling fans and radiant heat to support Bundanon’s sustainability design ethos.
Extend your visit with a stay in The Bridge.
An accommodation package begins with a light lunch at Ramox, followed by a choice of a guided bush walk or a landscape drawing workshop with Bundanon’s artist-educators, before enjoying a pre-dinner drink and a three-course meal. The next day guests can relax with a yoga class and continental breakfast, as well as a viewing of the Miwatj Yolŋu – Sunrise People exhibition at their leisure.
This package is offered two times over the summer, with new dates for 2024 just announced and is – unsurprisingly – very popular. In addition, a portion of the package price enables two children from local primary schools to participate in a day learning program at Bundanon. Bundanon welcomes thousands of travellers each year, and every visitor’s journey is different.
Soak in the beautiful surroundings.
Immerse in culture and the environment at bundanon.com.au.