From Botany Bay to Bundanon

Residency at Bundanon Trust, 2011-2012

Jan Hendrix meets with a local naturalist, Jim Wallis. Jim has been studying the fauna and flora of the Bundanon Trust property on the banks of the Shoalhaven River in New South Wales since the mid-1970s. He shares his archive with Jan during the artist’s third residency. Hendrix develops further his ideas using the flora of Bundanon upon which many of his prints and sculptures are based. A resident of Mexico City for the past 35 years, his new work is informed by the botanical specimens collected by Joseph Banks in Botany Bay in 1777, some of which are found on the Shoalhaven.