What’s On

Sim Luttin
Moment #1: Backyard view 2017


August 9, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Opening: August 26, 2017 - 2:00-4:00PM

Contemplating the quiet moments when we consciously pause and ruminate before ‘busy’ takes over, Keepsake explores the personal moments found in our urban environments and strives to capture small moments of the sublime in the everyday. In a unique combination of painting and jewellery practices, Keepsake showcases intimate oil paintings on copper by Kirrily Hammond and contemporary jewellery and photography by Sim Luttin. Presented as part of Radiant Pavilion.

ENGAGE ARTIST’S TALK | Sat 26 August | 3-4pm | Details here


Justin Shoulder
V 2010


August 9, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Opening: August 26, 2017 - 2:00-4:00

Explore a fantastical world infused with biometrics, mutations and intangible forces. This screening reveals a reverence for the theatrical, defying logic whilst living and breathing the absurd. is a subterranean exploration of the occult—showcasing one of Justin’s Fantastic Creatures — an invented alter-persona based on queered ancestral mythologies. In Deep Alamat, witness Justin and collaborator Bhenji Ra perform in hostile landscapes with reference to the queer, migrant, spiritual and intercultural.

Dana Harris
Grid 3000 2016


August 9, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Opening: August 26, 2017 - 2:00-4:00pm

Dana Harris is obsessed with mapping and drawing space as a way of marking physical space and time to reveal and understand their connections. She looks to science, history, design and architecture, searching for connections to explore. Dana intimately examines details that are specific and particular but often temporary or unnoticed and transforms the connections into large-scale textile-based drawings. In Survey, Dana creates a new installation in the foyer area, drawing inspiration from the architecture and history of Bundoora Homestead.

Hayley Millar-Baker
Untitled 7 (If This is My Land) 2016


August 9, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Opening: August 26, 2017 - 2:00-4:00pm

In My Mirring, Hayley Millar-Baker explores her deep connection to land and highlights the contemporary Indigenous experience of Country. For Hayley, it’s from within the Australian bush that answers to personal issues are provided: for growth, clarity, satisfaction and cleansing. In this photographic series, Hayley explores narratives of Australian history through a postcolonial lens. She combines Aboriginal Dreamtime characters and alternative views of history to share her personal perspective.

ARTISTS TALK | Sat 16 September | 2pm | Details here

Carly Fischer
Make Australia Great Again 2017


August 12, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Opening: August 26, 2017 - 2:00-4:00pm

Carly Fischer’s latest sculptural installation reflects on how corporations market products towards culturally, environmentally and politically aware Australians. Drawing on the protest song by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody, her installation questions whether cultural resistance can escape being appropriated, commodifed and sold back to us as gentrifed lifestyle packages. Products and cultural objects are referenced, reassembled, remixed and reconstructed as strange hybrid sculptural propositions.

Aaron Claringbold
Fruits (from Confluence) 2016


August 12, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Opening: August 26, 2017 - 2:00-4:00pm

In Confluence, Aaron Claringbold investigates non-Indigenous relation to place and connection to land in light of his personal heritage, and
a sense of being complicit in the ongoing colonisation of Australia. He explores the Birrarung and Merri Merri Creeks as a confluence a merging of movement and flow. Confluence is based around introduced elements within the urban and re-naturalised environment, the waterways and surrounding parklands of the Merri Merri area.

ARTIST’S TALK | Sat 16 September | 2pm | Details here

Daniel Crooks
High Street (after Ruscha) 2017


August 12, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Opening: August 26, 2017 - 2:00-4:00pm

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is delighted to present a new commission by leading video artist Daniel Crooks. This new work will premiere an investigation of the artist’s local neighbourhood – High Street, Preston – while further developing his renowned pixel-splicing aesthetic. Continuing Crooks’ fascination with time as a physical material the commission will also explore how ideas of documentary and the everyday intersect with our contemporary experience of Google street view, blanket surveillance and computational imaging. This new single channel video will be a welcome addition to the Darebin Art Collection.

ARTIST TALK | Sat 16 September | 2pm | Details here

Jake Treacy
Spirit Tableau 2017


August 12, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Opening: August 26, 2017 - 2:00-4:00pm

Conjuring the inherent and animistic power of objects, Salon of Spirits channels the psychic unity between the material and the immaterial. Through conduits of spiritualism and surrealism, these objects are seen to have their own lives, to possess their own breath, and careful mediumship awakens them. Presented through a series of strange tableaux, the exhibitors assemble objects from their personal collections, performing sensibilities of aesthetics, memory and functionality. Visions of fine art, heirlooms, documents, photographs, souvenirs, fashion and jewellery construct uniquely totemistic self-portraits of each exhibitor, while stirring the dormant domesticity of Bundoora Homestead.

The exhibitors are Brigid Brock, Sue Cramer, Alice Dickins, Alice Edgeley and William Griffiths, Brenton Gaia, Garrett and Will Huxley, Adam Kelleher- Roulston, Marina Perkovich and Jake Treacy. Curated by Jake Treacy.

CURATOR / ARTISTS TALK | Sat 16 September | 2pm | Details here
SALON SEANCE | Sat 16 September | 3.30-4.30pm | Details here

Peter Davidson
Untitled 473 2017


August 26, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Opening: August 26, 2017 - 2:00 - 4:00PM

Peter Davidson’s series of intricate, abstract drawings and geometric watercolours create a mesmerising and optical effect across the gallery walls. His abstract drawings are meticulous and intricate, tracing a multitude of patterns and forms through the strict constraint of black lines on paper. Through the application of translucent colour, his series of watercolours mirror the strong diagonal lines associated with Federation Square – the major architectural triumph he is renowned for designing.



Salon of Spirits, 2017


August 31, 2017 - November 2, 2017

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is calling for applications from artists and curators to present projects across all visual arts media and craft during 2018 and 2019. We welcome innovative ideas and a critical approach to contemporary arts practice. We encourage applications for solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and curated exhibitions. Your ideas can translate to a range of spaces within the Homestead. For further details on criteria and how to enter click here


October 28, 2017 - March 4, 2018

Artists from across Australia are presented in this major exhibition where they will be competing for the $10,000 acquisitive prize and $1,000 People’s Choice Award. See contemporary artworks across all media, from painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and craft, through to video and printmaking. Come along and bring a friend to vote in The People’s Choice Award. The judges for this Prize are David Cross, Professor of Art and Performance, Deakin University; Lou Hubbard, Artist; and Claire Watson, Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. The Darebin Art Prize is a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art.

The 2017 Darebin Art Prize is proudly supported by:

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