Bundeena and Maianbar Art Trail
Time Out says
Drive just an hour from Sydney and follow the map for an open artists' studio trail
Just about an hour’s drive from Sydney, the coastal village of Bundeena is not only home to stunning natural surroundings, but also a talented crop of local artists. On the first Sunday of each month, you can hit the road with the Bundeena and Maianbar Art Trail. Stop in at open studios along the way, meet the artists, see works in progress, soak up the studio atmosphere and, if you’re so inclined, make a purchase.
A fresh crop of artists have joined the trail in 2021. Every month a new art trail map is available for download with a different mix of open locations, with artists working across various mediums including painting, sketching, ceramics, jewelry, and mixed media. Artists include Sulman Prize-winning painter Bob Marchant, whose vivid works center around the Australian landscape, and multidisciplinary artist Liz Borghero, whose work incorporates painting and sculpture to explore weathering and impermanence.
Some 12 studios are open to visit between 10am and 4pm. The day is a great excuse to check out Bundeena, the picturesque town is surrounded by the historic Royal National Park and borders the south shore of the Port Hacking River. The Art Trail also lines up with the monthly Bundeena Saltwater Markets – an arts and crafts market with local makers showcasing their wares – and of course, the area has some ideal viewing areas for whale watching.
Head to arttrail.com.au to check out this month’s studio trail map.