Local Artist with a Disability Selected for Prestigious Bundanon Art Residency
Local artist with a disability, Lucas Wright, has been selected to take part in the highly soughtafter 2019 Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program: designed to provide professional development for artists with disability. The program is the largest of its kind in Australia.
Lucas, who is the only regional artist to be selected, will reside at the two-week residency at the prestigious Bundanon estate from 26th August-9th September 2019. The Bundanon Trust is a rural property near Nowra in NSW that was gifted to the Australian people by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd which now supports arts practice and engagement with the arts through residency, education, exhibition and performance programs. Accessible Arts is NSW’s peak disability and arts organisation.
Local prolific artist and REDinc. artist mentor, Rene Bolten, will accompany Lucas to support him during the two-week residency. A number of businesses and grants are supporting Lucas’s trip to the program including local business GT Auto who will cover travel costs and art materials.
Of the selection, Claudie Frock, REDinc. Art Studio Coordinator, said:
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for Lucas and is fantastic to see this level of recognition for his art. Lucas has been gaining significant momentum locally this year, including an upcoming solo exhibition at the Lismore Regional Gallery in 2020. To be selected for this prestigious residency will support him to take his work to the next level.”
REDinc., established nearly 30 years ago by families, proudly serves the communities of the North Coast of NSW; with venues in Lismore, Casino and Mullumbimby. REDinc. is a registered NDIS provider.
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