Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora

Thursday - Sunday 10am-5pm

What’s On

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

Artist & Curator Talk | 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.

PRIMA MATERIA

May 11, 2019 - July 7, 2019
Opening: May 11, 2019 - 2-4pm

From the Latin words for ‘first matter’, Prima Materia is based on the notion that gold could be produced from just a few basic elements.

The exhibition invites a comparison between the creation and destruction dichotomies of the alchemical pursuit, and contemporary art practice.

The artists in this exhibition consider the realities of extraction and transmutation of materials, and challenge the notion that endless production and creation is always beneficial.

The featured artists are: Julie Gough, Alicia King, Linda Persson (SWE), Andre Piguet, Michael GF Prior, Yhonnie Scarce, Vittoria Di Stefano and Zilverster (Goodwin and Hanenbergh). Curated by Emily Jones.

EXHIBITION OPENING & ARTIST TALK
Join Guest Speaker Bryony Nainby, Director, Benalla Art Gallery to celebrate the opening of Prima Materia, followed by a roving Artists’ talk.
WHEN Saturday 11 May 2-4pm
COST Free | includes refreshments

Roseanne Bartley (Assisted by Anna Varendorff)
Eating Daisy 2017

VERGE

May 9, 2019 - July 7, 2019
Opening: May 11, 2019 - 2-4pm

Verge explores the limits of ideas about what constitutes jewellery, and questions the common focus on object outcomes. The exhibition sees the process of making examined and reinterpreted in the practices of six diverse artists.

The artists present their own stance on these issues, exploring their connection to the skills and concepts of the discipline. Each maker is connected to the Contemporary Jewellery and Object field in Melbourne, and takes their practice beyond the walls of the studio.

The featured artists are: Roseanne Bartley, Anna Gray, Tiffany Parbs, Public Assembly (Lynda Roberts & Ceri Hann) & Renée Ugazio. Curated by Claire McArdle.

EXHIBITION OPENING
Join Guest Speaker Bryony Nainby, Director, Benalla Art Gallery to celebrate the opening of Verge.
WHEN Saturday 11 May 2-4pm
COST Free | includes refreshments