Building for bushfire resilience in a gallery

This week Bundanon Trust breaks ground on its environmentally prepared building project with an announcement of additional funding and Minister Fletcher stating he is 'alive to the impact of bushfires on artists'.

Less than two weeks after bushfires threatened Arthur Boyd’s iconic gift to the nation – his Riversdale property on the South Coast of NSW – Bundanon Trust has taken the first steps towards its new environmentally prepared future.

This week (29 January), the Hon Paul Fletcher, Commonwealth Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and The Arts, the Hon Don Harwin, NSW Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs, and the Arts, jointly led a ceremony that marked the breaking of ground ahead of construction that will realise Bundanon Trust’s Masterplan, which will safely house and display its collection and expand its education and tourism functions.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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