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New director appointed to Bundanon Trust.

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Senator the Hon Rod Kemp Minister for the Arts and Sport 25 January 2005

New director appointed to Bundanon Trust The Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Rod Kemp, today announced the appointment of Peter Keel as a director of the Bundanon Trust Board.

'Mr Keel brings a great deal of business and legal experience to the Trust,' Senator Kemp said.

'He has made a significant contribution to the legal industry for more than 25 years. He is highly regarded as a commercial litigator and is one of Australia's leading lawyers in the areas of dispute resolution, defamation and trade practices law in the Sydney office of the Clayton Utz legal firm.

'Mr Keel also has contributed to a number of organisations, including as chairman of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist Eye Foundation (Gift of Sight) and as Fellow of the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation'.

The Bundanon Trust was set up by the Australian Government to maintain and develop the Bundanon property, located on the Shoalhaven River near Nowra, which was donated to the nation as a 'living arts centre' by artist Arthur Boyd and his wife Yvonne in 1993.

'By instituting a way to conserve, preserve and provide access to the natural and cultural heritage of Bundanon, Arthur Boyd's vision has allowed everyone who visits to value the importance of Australian art in a remarkably beautiful setting,' Senator Kemp said.

The Trust manages the Bundanon Collection, which features works by Arthur Boyd, four generations of the Boyd family and other prominent Australian artists, including Sidney Nolan, Charles Blackman, John Perceval, Joy Hester and Brett Whiteley.

'Bundanon is a vital living arts centre for the creation and presentation of visual arts, writing, music and other performing arts', Senator Kemp said.

An active exhibition program also provides access to the Bundanon collection through travelling exhibitions as well as loans to other institutions.

For more information about Bundanon telephone 02 4423 4750 or visit the website at

CANBERRA 25 January 2005