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Siteworks 2014 - Bundanon Trust

  • Bundanon 170 Riversdale Road Illaroo NSW 2540 Australia (map)

Siteworks 2014

27-28 September

Siteworks is Bundanon’s annual spring event which brings scientists, artists and community voices together to share knowledge and ideas arising from the Bundanon sites through a series of discussions, presentations and experiences.

The 2014 Siteworks will be held on the weekend of 27-28 September 2014 at the Bundanon site, and will turn its attention to ideas around biodiversity, with a particular focus on the concept of earth law.

Experience performances and workshops or become a `citizen scientist’ in the Bundanon Bioblitz. Walk with an ecologist and map flora and fauna to assist in the evaluation of Bundanon's Living Landscape initiative, with all data fed back into the Atlas of Living Australia database.

The weekend Conversation will host experts from the scientific and legal professions alongside artists, Aboriginal custodians and other specialists to discuss the ways we might shape the protection of the planet and the health of our biodiversity into the future.

There will be inspiring site-specific works and performances around the Bundanon site during Siteworks, with most happening on the Saturday evening. Artists include: Keith Armstrong & Lawrence English, Nigel Helyer, Janet Laurence, Stalker Theatre, Josie Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, Rosemary Laing and De Quincey Co.

This 24-hour event over Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 includes an overnight camp on the property with extensive flora and fauna searches at different times and across different habitats.

The Bioblitz events provide valuable opportunities to engage the community in the significance of bio-diversity, the interdependence of flora and fauna species and the need to preserve species through habitat regeneration. Bundanon Trust is the lead partner in the Shoalhaven Regional Science Hub, gaining a grant from Inspiring Australia, 2014 Science Week Grants, for the Bioblitz events.

On Thursday 18th of September Siteworks for Schools will bring local primary and high school children to the property to participate in flora and fauna audits led by scientists and specialist facilitators. The audit will feed information into the main Siteworks Bio-blitz at Bundanon held on the weekend.

Bundanon Homestead and grounds.
Food, cafe and bar on-site
NOTE: CASH ONLY - there will be no ATMs or credit card facilities available.


11am: Gates open - FREE emtry
11am-5pm: Kids activities
2pm-5pm: Conversations & talks
5pm: Bar opens!
7pm-9pm: Artworks
9pm-late: Bioblitz nocturnal walks (bookings essential)

Camp overnight at Bundanon!

7am-3pm: Bioblitz walks throughout the day (bookings essential)
4pm: Event closes

Our Advice
Arrive at 11am to hear the talks in the afternoon, as well as see the artworks in the evening and participate in the Bioblitz on Saturday night and Sunday. Arrive at 4pm if the evening artworks and the Bioblitz are your main interest.

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