Bundoora Nebula Residency

Bundoora Nebula Residency


February 8, 2017 - June 4, 2017

The inaugural Bundoora Nebula Residency Program presents eight artists developing new work either within the spaces of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre or inside Nebula — a revolutionary custom built portable studio placed in the Homestead’s heritage garden. This will be a rare creative opportunity for artists across all disciplines, offering time and space in a unique and supported environment. Each month-long residency will involve two artists, each pairing including one artist with a disability. Watch these artists’ ideas unfold over time, be inspired by their creative process and experience the Homestead in a completely new way. All spaces will be open to the general public for the duration of the residency. The Bundoora Nebula Residency is a partnership between Bundoora Homestead Art Centre and Arts Access Victoria.

The Bundoora Nebula Residency Artists:
Residency 1 | Fayen d’Evie & Joseph O’Farrell (JOF)
8 February – 5 March
Residency 2 | Patrick Francis & Sandra Long
9 March – 2 April
Residency 3 | Claire Mooney & Amani Tia
5 April – 30 April
Residency 4 | Elana Grunberg & Hannah Raisin
11 May – 4 June

Upcoming days the artists will be at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre:
Claire Mooney – Saturday 22 April, Friday 28 April & Saturday 29 April.
Amani Tia – Thursdays and Fridays in April.
Elana Grunberg  Thursdays and Saturdays in May.
Hannah Raisin – Thursdays and Fridays in May.

Artist Talk and Workshop | Amani Tia & Claire Mooney
Fri 28 April 2-4pm |Free | More details here

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Owen Leong
Mothertongue 2016


February 11, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Opening: February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Closing the Distance brings together contemporary Chinese and Australian-Chinese artists to explore issues of migration, place and the contemporary diaspora experience. The exhibition will focus on artists whose works make connections to shared Chinese cultural heritage, lineage, and lived experience. Central to this exhibition is the exploration of contemporary migration and the movement of people, culture and history across local and global boundaries. Closing the Distance highlights how cultural differences are valuable in providing diverse viewpoints, but also how shared personal experiences and narratives can provide a means to bridge these differences. The artists featured are from across the world and include Kevin Chin, Pei Pei He, Pia Johnson, Lindy Lee, Owen Leong, Eugenia Lim, Chun-yu Liu, Jason Phu, Cyrus Tang, Guan Wei, Shen Wei and Louise Zhang. Curated by Sophia Cai.

Artists’ / Curator’s Talk | Sat 18 March | 2 – 3pm | Details here
Forum | Contemporary art in the age of globalisation | Sat 18 March | 3.15 – 4.30pm | Details here
Invisible Cities | Performance | Eugenia Lim | Sat 18 March | 12- 5pm | Details here
Workshop for Kids | Wed 5 April | 2-4pm | Details here

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Nicki Minaj
Patrick Francis
Nicki Minaj 2014


March 8, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Welcome to the striking and colourful world of Patrick Francis. In this unique solo exhibition, this young artist presents a selection of new portraits honouring art history’s greats as well as celebrities from today. See the works of Vincent Van Gogh, Diego Velazquez and Leonardo da Vinci reinterpreted and transformed anew and stars such as Nicki Minaj like you’ve never seen them before. Francis has been exhibiting works since 2009. His unique style resulted in him winning the A1 Darebin Art Salon, presented by Bundoora Homestead in 2016 which awarded him this major solo showcase.

Exhibition Celebration and Demonstration | Patrick Francis – Portraits Remastered | Thurs 30 March | 1-3PM | Details here


Jordan Marani


May 3, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Opening: May 13, 2017 - 2:00 - 4:00PM

We’re giving a nod to the technicians that install art. We’re inviting several who are also artists to select one of their own works. Then for one day they can battle it out to determine which work goes where. Finally the technician can choose where an artwork goes with no input from the curator—pure, exciting bedlam! Artists include Fergus Binns, Christian Bishop, Nicole Breedon, Tony Cran, Beau Emmett, Carly Fischer, Anna Higgins, Shannon Lyons, Jordan Marani, David Mutch, Mira Oosterweghel, Steven Rendall, Bryan Spier and Ross Taylor.

Exhibition Celebration with Guest Speakers Cr. Kim Le Cerf, Mayor of Darebin Council and Channon Goodwin Director, Bus Projects | Saturday 13 May | 2-4pm

Every Revolution is a Technical Revolution | Performance by Ceri Hann: Saturday 13 May | 2-3.30pm

Painting Language
Craig Easton
Painting Language 2016


May 5, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Opening: May 13, 2017 - 2:00 - 4:00PM

Beckoning you into a state of deep and critical observation is the exhibition Group Formalism which brings together artists who explore abstraction and formalism, often in reductive ways through colour, symbols, line, shape and texture. The exhibition seeks to question to what extent our perception of the world and indeed abstraction, is governed by our own personal and subjective triggers. It also examines the role of language and semiotics in the development and appreciation of abstraction. The featured artists are Peter Adsett, Craig Easton, Denise Green, PJ Hickman, Robin Kingston, Aaron Martin, Antonia Sellbach and Peter Summers. Curated by Jeremy Gales.


Untitled # 7 (from Les Voyageurs)
Paul Handley
Untitled # 7 (from Les Voyageurs) 2016


June 21, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Opening: June 24, 2017 - 2-4pm

Inter-disciplinary artist Paul Handley presents a new site-specific installation especially for Bundoora Homestead. Within the historic walls, the artist will challenge and provoke the audience to confront the ongoing global plight of refugees escaping displacement from their homelands. Last year, the artist travelled to Lesvos to document the piles of discarded life jackets by the estimated 500,000 refugees who have landed on northern shores of the Greek Island since 2015. Vests consists of hundreds of cheap fluorescent jackets glowing within the confines of the Pantry space.


Pupa VII
Polly Borland
Pupa VII 2012


June 23, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Opening: June 24, 2017 - 2:00 - 4:00PM

Skin is a living organism. It can be decorated with ink or ravaged by disease. At times it is re-configured into commodities such as belts, shoes or jackets. As a surface, it has been endlessly explored through painting, sculpture and photography. Skin also forms a crucial pivot within the human debates concerning gender, race and body image. Skin Thing explores this highly charged surface through works by Polly Borland, Ex de Medici, Adam Geczy and Peter Sculthorpe, Paul Knight, Archie Moore, Perimeter Books, Stuart Ringholt, Charles Robb, Salote Tawale and Jodie Whalen. There is a breadth of matter in the exhibition, both tactile and cerebral, that extends our thinking about this ubiquitous substance. Curated by Jane O’Neill.

PERFORMANCE | JODIE WHALEN | Sat 24 June | 3-4pm | Details here
ARTISTS’ / CURATOR’S TALK | Fri 14 July | 2-3.15pm | Details here