Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora

Thursday - Sunday 10am-5pm

What’s On

Ryan Presley
Blood Money – Ten Dollar Note – Vincent Lingiari Commemorative 2011

LUCKY?

November 17, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Opening: November 17, 2018 - 2-4pm

Lucky? explores the history and effects of gold-mining and the pursuit of wealth in Australia through a contemporary lens. Co-curated by Sophia Cai and Claire Watson, the exhibition brings together a range of works that speak to issues relating to exploitation and mining of the land for gold and desecration of Country. The selected works interrogate wealth and the Australian dream of finding a better life — a fair go — in the context of cultural, racial and political inequalities. The exhibition asks: Does the Australian way of life enable us to remain the lucky country or are there darker forces impacting on this? With over 25 consecutive years of positive economic growth in Australia, what are the hidden social and environmental costs of this wealth generation and how does globalism affect this? How did the Gold-rush impact Australia’s first-nation and Australian Chinese people and are these effects still being felt today?

The featured artists are: Paola Balla, Aliça Bryson-Haynes, Shoufay Derz, Marlene Gilson, Jonathan Jones, Eugenia Lim, Danie Mellor, Raquel Ormella, Ryan Presley, Lizzy Sampson, John Young. Exhibition Advisor: Yhonnie Scarce.

EXHIBITION OPENING
Saturday 17 November
2pm–3pm | Join Guest Speaker Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia to celebrate the opening of Lucky?
3pm–4pm | 
Artist & Curator Talk

ENGAGE
The Great Australian Dream Panel Discussion | Details Here
Exhibition Catalogue Launch | Details Here

Proudly presented in partnership with 3KND radio.

 

Richard Harding
Pinkwashing 2018

RICHARD HARDING | PINKWASHING: SPIN ME OUT!

November 15, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Opening: January 31, 2019 - 6-8pm

Richard Harding’s new series was derived from an SBS News broadcast from January 2018, as Australia geared up for the 2018 Gay Pride March in Melbourne and the 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Harding’s artworks mingle images of celebration with archive footage of targeted attacks on people of difference to explore how discrimination has been experienced by LGBTIQ people here and across the world.

‘Pinkwashing’ is a term coined in the 1990s which describes the deliberate positioning of people, places and things as ‘gay-friendly’ by political powers, in order to appear progressive.

Exhibition Opening
Help celebrate Pinkwashing: Spin Me Out! at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
WHEN
Thursday 31 Jan 2019 | 6–8pm

Proudly presented in partnership with Midsumma Festival.

Ray Cook
The Queen is Dead 2018

DAPPER

January 17, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Opening: January 31, 2019 - 6-8pm

The Dapper Queer – a finessed fashion sensibility that considers costuming, codes and the allure of the queer gaze.

This exhibition features artists who have played with, constructed and considered the threads we wear and how style can both define and expose us. This exhibition connects to our queer histories, gender fluidity and acknowledges the defiantly dapper. The featured artists are: Ray Cook, Lin Tobias, Peter Waples-Crowe, The Butch Project – Meg Allen, UB Topia & Anj Hans. Curated by Angela Bailey.

Exhibition Opening
Help celebrate the opening of Dapper at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
WHEN
Thursday 31 Jan 2019 | 6–8pm

Proudly presented in partnership with Midsumma Festival.

Dapper is supported by the Victorian Government.

Justine Youssef and Duha Ali
Kohl 2018

HEALING PRACTICES

March 7, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Opening: March 16, 2019 - 2-4pm

Healing Practices begins with the question of healing, and how we can heal. Exploring the relationship between past trauma and the body, representation and memorialisation, the exhibition presents newly commissioned works by Duha Ali, Zaiba Khan, Stanislava Pinchuk, Katie West and Justine Youssef.

Curated by Rachel Ciesla, the exhibition responds to the site of Bundoora Homestead as a space of domicile and restoration, while examining the prevalence of artistic practices that use slow repetition, or meditative practices as a way of thinking through trauma, and engendering empowerment through the creative act.

Combining personal memories with larger global narratives, Healing Practices will bring generational issues of trauma within the historical context of the exhibition site – a psychiatric facility embedded in its colonial roots – and mental health into the contemporary context.

Curator’s Mentor: Emily Cormack

Exhibition Opening
Join Guest Speaker Kelly Gellatly, Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of Healing Practices.
WHEN Saturday 16 March | 2-4pm

Engage
Art as Therapy workshop | Details here

This exhibition is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, University of  Melbourne, ACP Projects and SSAF.

James Nguyen
Sandstock 2018

THOSE MONUMENTS DON’T KNOW US

March 9, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Opening: March 16, 2019 - 2-4pm

Australia has long defined itself by who does and doesn’t belong. Bundoora Homestead mansion is an iconic monument of a time where the exclusion of non-European people was written into law, as a founding principle of our first federal government.

Those Monuments Don’t Know Us considers the ways this history has a habit of coming back around, and unpacks the whiteness that still lays at the heart Australia’s national imagination. The artists in this exhibition use various approaches and cultural narratives in their work to examine larger political and social issues that continue to shape notions of ‘belonging’ in Australia.

The featured artists are: Khadim Ali, Timmah Ball, Hayley Millar-Baker, Phuong Ngo, James Nguyen, Nabilah Nordin, Diego Ramirez, Priya Srinivasan, TextaQueen and Siying Zhou. Curated by Andy Butler.

Please note, this exhibition features sensitive content. Viewer discretion is advised.

Exhibition Opening
Join Guest Speaker Kelly Gellatly, Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of Those Monuments Don’t Know Us.
WHEN Saturday 16 March | 2-4pm

Engage
Storytelling Through Collage | Details Here

Whiteness and its Power: Moving Past ‘Diversity‘ | Details Here

 

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

 

 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.