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)
Wednesday 8 February to Sunday 5 March
Residency 2 | Patrick Francis & Sandra Long
Thursday 9 March to Sunday 2 April
Residency 3 | Claire Mooney & Amani Tia
Wednesday 5 April to Sunday 30 April
Residency 4 | Elana Grunberg & Hannah Raisin
Wednesday 3 May to Sunday 4 June

Upcoming days the artists will be at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre:
Patrick Francis – Thursday 23 March, Sunday 26 March, Thursday 30 March & Sunday 2 April.
Sandra Long – Wednesday 22 March, Thursday 23 March, Wednesday 29 March & Thursday 30 March.
Claire Mooney – Wednesday 5 April, Thursday 6 April, Wednesday 12 April, Thursday 13 April, Friday 21 April, Saturday 22 April, Friday 28 April, Saturday 29 April & Sunday 30 April.
Amani Tia – Thursdays and Fridays in April.

Patrick Francis & Sandra Long | Artist Demonstration / Talk | Thurs 30 March | 1-3PM | 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


Gordon Darling Foundation

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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

BUNDOORA NEBULA RESIDENCY #2 – Patrick Francis & Sandra Long

March 9, 2017 - April 2, 2017

The Bundoora Nebula Residency offers the rare creative opportunity for artists to make new work at Bundoora Homestead or in the revolutionary custom built studio – Nebula. The residency involves two artists, of which one has a disability.

Sandra Long is a writer and performance maker. For her residency she will be developing a new performance text which looks at education and nature, taking inspiration from the Red Riding Hood fairy tale. She will be working with text, sound and painting to help explore these ideas.

Patrick Francis will be extending his practice during the Nebula Residency. Known for his portraits on paper of celebrities and famous historical paintings, he plans to find new inspiration and experiment with subject matter during his Nebula Residency. Patrick will be surrounded by his bold works on paper while making new work as until 30 April he has a solo showcase Patrick Francis | Portraits Remastered in The Mess Gallery.

You can visit Patrick and Sandra on the following days:
Patrick Francis –  Thursday 9 March, Sunday 12 March, Thursday 16 March, Sunday 19 March, Thursday 23 March, Sunday 26 March, Thursday 30 March and Sunday 2 April.
Sandra Long – Wednesday 8 March, Thursday 9 March, Wednesday 15 March, Thursday 16 March, Wednesday 22 March, Thursday 23 March, Wednesday 29 March and Thursday 30 March.

Engage with the Bundoora Nebula Residency #2
Exhibition Celebration and Demonstration | Patrick Francis – Portraits Remastered | Thurs 30 March | 1-3PM | Details here


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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, Nicole Breedon, Christian Bishop, Tony Cran, Beau Emmett, Carly Fischer, Shannon Lyons, Jordan Marani, Steven Rendall, Bryan Spier and Ross Taylor.

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.


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