McCahon House Trust and Bundanon have formed a new partnership to offer an international residency exchange. Bundanon is an art museum and residency embedded in the landscape, situated near Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia. A wildlife sanctuary set on 1000 hectares, it was the home of painter Arthur Boyd. The organisation creates learning programs for students of all ages and operates Australia's largest artist in residence programme across disciplines.  
We are delighted to announce that Aotearoa New Zealand artist Madison Kelly will undertake the inaugural month-long residency at Bundanon in  August 2024.  We will host the reciprocal residency at Parehuia in 2025.

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Madison Kelly (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Pākehā, b.1994) will undertake the inaugural residency at Bundanon in August 2024. They graduated from the Dunedin School of Art in 2017, with a BVA (Hons First Class) in drawing. Grounded in Kāitahutaka, observation and sensory experience, their Ōtepoti based practice explores the potentials of field recording, drawing, and percussion as embodied entry points for learning and sharing multispecies whakapapa. Alongside their art practice Kelly is a percussionist, and lead kaiārahi/guide at Te Korowai o Mihiwaka, Orokonui Ecosanctuary (Waitati, Otago).

Recent shows include Huikaau: Where Currents Meet (Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2023), TAUTIAKI HAPTIC (Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2023), toko by and by (Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 2022), Pollen in the Trough (Wormhole, Edgecumbe, 2022), and Paemanu: Tauraka Toi (Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2021). Kelly co-curated He Reka te Kūmara (Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2021), and held the 2022 Blue Oyster Caselberg Trust Summer residency in Whaka Oho Rahi Broad Bay. Kelly is one of Te Tumu Toi The Arts Foundation’s 2023 Springboard award recipients, mentored by Peter Robinson

Bundanon

Bundanon is an art museum and residency embedded in the landscape, situated near Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia. A wildlife sanctuary set on 1000 hectares, it was the home of painter Arthur Boyd. The organisation creates learning programs for students of all ages and operates Australia's largest artist in residence programme across disciplines.

Bundanon has recently presented a group show of works by twelve Aotearoa New Zealand based artists. The Polyphonic Sea, curated by Sophie O'Brien, explored "the wealth of languages around us, from speech and writing, gesture and music, to the ongoing flow of communications from the natural environment."(1). In this essay for Contemporary HUM, curator and writer Emma O'Neill considers how the exhibition attempted to build multi-sensory, culturally layered harmonies. 

The Tomorrow Group

McCahon House are partnering with the Tomorrow Group to ensure the successful delivery of the Bundanon Exchange.

The Tommorrow Group are our patrons that support McCahon House Trust’s special projects and to learn more about membership and associated benefits, please contact us at mccahon@mccahonhouse.org.nz. 

 

(1) Bundanon.com.au