Workshops + Events

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre presents a series of artist talks, workshops and events designed to inspire, inform and enjoy.

A Nurse standing in a ward dining room


Fri October 6, 2017

Hear the stories that shaped Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. Originally the Smith family home, over the years the Homestead has been a Convalescent Farm for returned servicemen, a Repatriation Hospital and now a public art gallery. Tour the house and grounds while your guide brings to life its unique stories, prominent architectural features and colourful past.

WHEN Fri 6 Oct 2:30-3:30pm
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Workshop at Bundoora Homestead


Sat October 7, 2017
1.30pm - 2.45pm

Join leading artists Carly Fischer, Darren Sylvester, Hayley Millar-Baker and Ronnie van Hout for an investigation of the opportunities and pitfalls experienced by artists. Moderated by Curator Claire Watson, topics include keeping motivated, making ends meet, and working in isolation versus a community studio environment. Questions include: Is nepotism inescapable within the context of the Melbourne art scene? What are the ethics of working within institutions and how can you negotiate this terrain without compromising your artistic integrity? What should you do if your copyright is contravened or exploited?

This event is part of  an afternoon of free events presented by Bundoora Homestead Art Centre exploring what it is to be a contemporary artist. Please note, whilst this event does not require bookings, the following event Artist Group Therapy led by artist Inez de Vega does. Details here

COST: Free | includes refreshments
BOOKINGS: not required

Inez de Vega
Inez de Vega and participants, Group Therapy 2015


Sat October 7, 2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join artist Inez de Vega for a unique, experiential and relational context for investigating your role and experience of being an artist. This supportive workshop will encourage spontaneity and confidentiality and is tailored to professional artists. This event is the second part of an afternoon of free events presented by Bundoora Homestead Art Centre exploring what it is to be a contemporary artist, beginning with a workshop with guest artists. Details of the first event are here
WHEN: Saturday 7 October, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
COST: Free
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Life Drawing at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre


Wed October 18, 2017
6:00 - 8:00pm

Relax within the grand setting of Bundoora Homestead whilst life-drawing with others. Join our facilitator and life model for a workshop on drawing, form and capturing the essence of a figure over a period of time. This is a class available to artists at all stages in their development whether you’re trying it out for the first time or if you have advanced drawing skills.

WHEN: Wednesday 18 October | 6-8pm
COST: $20 | includes all materials and refreshments
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