Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery of the City of Darebin. The Centre is governed by the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Board of Management, a special committee under section 86 of the Local Government Act. The Board is comprised of 3 Councillors, 1 Council staff member and 5-8 community members.
Below is an excerpt from the draft Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Business Plan 2016-2020 that the Board is currently considering and revising prior to adoption.
Our diverse community chooses to engage with enriching visual art experiences.
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is where contemporary art and Australian history collide. A home for creative thinking, community participation and inventive contemporary arts practice, where artist and audience are engaged, welcomed, challenged, and where they are empowered to contribute to a conversation about the issues of our time and place, all within a rich historical heritage.
We utilise our assets of art galleries, heritage house, heritage gardens, café, and art collection to work collaboratively and deliver experiences that are relevant, accessible and engaging.
We are supporting artists to make and present new artworks by making art more visible within the community and beyond. We recognise that art is vital to the well-being of individuals and communities.
AIM AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre aims to become a leading visual arts venue embracing and celebrating contemporary Australian art within the context of a Heritage Home.
There are three guiding principles which will drive success of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. These are:
- Innovation and Artistic Excellence
- An Engaging and Inclusive Experience
- Business Sustainability
The strategies and actions outlined within the business plan all link back to these three areas, which are in turn aligned with the Darebin Arts Strategy and other Council policies and plans.