Home to one of the nation’s largest collections of Indigenous Australian art
Being immersed in art, particularly works by Australian artists, is an inescapable part of the student experience at Bond University.
That is why Australia’s first private not-for-profit University is proud to be a partner of The Doyles Art Award.
Bond is home to the nation’s largest private collection of Indigenous Australian art on public display.
Many of these works are from the collection of the Queensland philanthropist and businessman, Dr Patrick Corrigan AM and form the Corrigan Walk at the University.
Tracing the evolution of Indigenous art from the traditional Western Desert Movement to colourful contemporary styles, the Corrigan Walk features the works of some of Australia’s most revered artists including Gloria Petyarre, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Sally Gabori and Tommy Watson.
Hosted tours of the Corrigan Walk will be held on June 24 and September 20 and can be booked online at www.bond.edu.au/corriganwalk.
Over three decades Bond University has evolved not only as a place of higher learning but as a physical campus steeped in beauty and art.
The 2019 Pritzker Prize winner Arata Isozaki set the tone when he designed the University’s landmark Arch and other foundation buildings in a stunning lakeside location at Robina.
In 2013, with the support of another long-standing supporter, the leading developer Dr Soheil Abedian AM, the University added a new landmark building, the Abedian School of Architecture.
Designed by internationally renowned architects Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, this bold, modern structure with a soaring, cathedral-like interior inspires the next generation of architects.
Then in its 30th year, the University unveiled Limitless, a striking 6.5 metre sculpture with the names of 26,000 graduates inscribed on its stainless steel exterior.
Limitless is the creation of Gold Coast sculptor Ian Haggerty and complements other sculptures on campus by Robert Klippel, regarded as Australia’s greatest sculptor, and the iconic works of Anthony Prior that adorn the University’s central walkway.
Bond University’s contribution to the visual arts includes its acclaimed film and television program which gives students access to Hollywood-standard technology including cameras, editing suites and software.
One of the highlights of the student filmmakers’ year is the Bond University Film and Television Awards, or BUFTA, the premier short film competition for high school students in Australia.
BUFTA accepts films in eight categories, with the major prize a full scholarship to study film and television at Bond.