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Accessible Arts Bundanon Residency


Keith Rutherford, Little Bulli, 2006
Keith Rutherford,
Little Bulli, 2006

Initiated by Accessible Arts in partnership with the Bundanon Trust, this opportunity aims to foster further professional development opportunities for a NSW artist with a disability. Bundanon supports professional artists’ practice, across all disciplines and at all stages in their career.

Bundanon advances contemporary art practice through fostering artists, producers/directors, as well as curators and educators engaged in research and development. Residencies under this program do not necessarily involve production outcomes. However, potential to engage with the arts community and audiences regionally, nationally or internationally is desirable.

The residency supports artists’ new work, research and collaboration. Australian and international artists are hosted in purpose-built studios located at the Bundanon properties on the Shoalhaven River in NSW. As a gift to the Australian people, Arthur Boyd’s vision for Bundanon was to provide an inspirational haven for artists of every discipline and at all stages in their careers.

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Bundanon Residency 2012

Keith Rutherford
Keith Rutherford in the studio developing

Stargardt's Corrections
, 2011.

Wollongong based abstract painter Keith Rutherford is the recipient of the third Accessible Arts’ Bundanon Artist in Residence program.

Rutherford has exhibited extensively across NSW and has been included in significant survey exhibitions such as Local : Current at Wollongong City Gallery. Throughout his career, Rutherford has exhibited in major art prizes, including the Hazelhurst Art Award for Works on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and both the Dobell Prize for Drawing and Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW.

Since 2007, Rutherford has identified as a person who is blind and he has experienced Stargardt disease since birth. Deliberately bringing this visual perspective to his work, he will undertake the four-week residency from 13 to 27 July and 8 October to 2 November and receive a $3000 stipend from Accessible Arts.

Rutherford will use the opportunity to purchase quality art materials and build on his body of work, informed from the Stargardt experience and the natural environment of Bundanon.

Read an interview with Keith Rutherford.

Partners & Contributers

With support from Bundanon Trust, Fern Studio at Bundanon has been made available for the artist in residence program. The Disability Council of NSW conducted an access audit of the studio in 2008 and Accessible Arts contributed the financial support for an artist’s stipend over the duration of the residency. Accessible Arts coordinated a selection process. After promoting the opportunity to the arts and disability sector statewide, applications were received from visual artists, performance artists, film and theatre scriptwriters and a poet. A selection panel was formed in response to these art forms and the project proposals of each applicant.

The selection committee comprised of:

About Bundanon

Bundanon supports professional artists’ practice, across all disciplines and at all stages in their career.  Bundanon advances contemporary art practice through fostering artists, producers/directors, as well as curators and educators engaged in research and development.  Residencies under this program do not necessarily involve production-based outcomes. However, potential to engage with the arts community/audience regionally, nationally or internationally is desirable.  The residency supports artists’ new work, research and collaboration.  Australian and international artists are hosted in purpose-built studios located at the Bundanon properties.

Bundanon Trust

Further information

Contact Josie Cavallaro, Arts Development Officer on tel: (02) 9251 6499 (ext 105) or email jcavallaro@aarts.net.au.

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