Bundanon Residency days 4,5 & 6

I had a visit from Maxx and my friend Flic over the weekend which was a great opportunity to leave the Bundanon complex for a day and go tour the surrounding area. About 20 minutes from Nowra is Callala beach which lies within the Jervis Bay national marine park and has fine white sand and is a playground for dogs off leash. Next stop, Kangaroo Valley where we clambered down to the river beneath the Historic Hampden Bridge which is a suspension bridge opened in 1898. It was tempting to hire a canoe but quite frankly, did not have the energy!
On Sundays at the Bundanon Complex, they have open days where you can get access to Arthur Boyds home and studio. Thanks to Erica, our guide, we had an informative look around the property and learnt of the Boyd 'Dynasty', the lineage of creativity which runs through the family. The family home which was completed in 1866 is a 2 storey sandstone home filled with artworks by the Boyds and some Sidney Nolans.
It was farewell to Jess and Sam from the residency who left Sunday. Saturday evening was a farewell feast and included everyone currently on residency. We sat down to a smorgasbord of rice paper rolls, salads, antipasto, falafels, polenta and apple crumble for dessert. Yum.

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