An overnight adventure on a secluded homestead that involves art, science, food and wine.
September 17, 2018
Bundanon Trust's annual Siteworks is back, bringing together a motley crew of environmentalists, scientists and contemporary artists for an unusual weekend. Held over a full day and night on Saturday, September 29 at Bundanon Homestead (former home and studio of iconic Australian artist Arthur Boyd), you can spend the daylight hours exploring the festivities on offer and then camp overnight on the historic property.
So what exactly will you be doing? This year's theme is 'micro', so select artists have created site-specific works exploring the miniature and microscopic, turning the Homestead into a giant hive filled with audio installations, dance works, artworks made with rocks from the Shoalhaven River and an installation made with Turkish sugar cubes.
If science is more your thing, head to one of the talks hosted by ABC broadcaster Robbie Buck, where you'll hear talks from farmers, archaeologists, Indigenous artists and a computational biomolecular modeller. There'll also be live music, miniature painting workshops, food stalls and bars.
Entry is $12 and an extra $10 per person for camping. If you don't have a car, there will be a shuttle running to and from Nowra bus terminal and Bomaderry Station for five bucks return. It's eccentric but guaranteed to be one of the most original weekends this year.