Artist in Residence, from 8 April until 4 May 2008
In April 2008 I spent one month in one of the six studios at the Bundanon Trust. It is a property that the artists Arthur and Yvonne Boyd gave to the state 15 years ago.
The Shoalhaven river surrounds the tongue shaped property. It is divided between domesticated landscapes and bush. The buildings are surrounded by pasture with cattle on it and bush with its wildlife, like kangaroos, wombats, snakes and lots of birds.
I did not know the place. I had only a faint idea that there I wanted to find out whether the arrival of settlers two hundred years ago had had an influence on the wilderness and how it might be visible today. And I was also curious to see what it would mean to my work and how it showed artistically.
For me it meant first of all, walking, looking and collecting.
→ Macrozamia communis
♥ Bundanon Trust