Exhibitions

Bundoora Nebula Residency

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 are:
Fayen d’Evie and Joseph O’Farrell (JOF)
Patrick Francis and Sandra Long
Claire Mooney and Amani Tia
Elana Grunberg and Hannah Raisin

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

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Mothertongue
Owen Leong
Mothertongue 2016

CLOSING THE DISTANCE

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.


ENGAGE

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

PATRICK FRANCIS | PORTRAITS REMASTERED

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.

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

PUREEVIL
Jordan Marani
PUREEVIL 2014

TECHNICIAN’S CHOICE

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, Beau Emmett, Carly Fischer, Jordan Marani, Ross Taylor and many more!

Painting Language
Craig Easton
Painting Language 2016

GROUP FORMALISM

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.

ENGAGE  | ARTISTS’ / CURATOR’S TALK | Details here

Pupa VII
Polly Borland
Pupa VII 2012

SKIN THING

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.

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