Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora

Thursday - Sunday 10am-5pm

What’s On


Janelle Low

THE FAMILY MANTLE

September 22, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Opening: September 22, 2018 - 2-4pm

The Family Mantle presents a series of photographic responses to notions of the family. Through the exploration of memory, archive, and photography, the artworks sift through the cultural and social constructs of familial relations and the role of the individual within them.

Featuring new works by Sofi Basseghi, Katayoun Javan, Janelle Low, Morganna Magee, Andy Mullens, Talia Smith and Pia Johnson. Curated by Pia Johnson.

Exhibition Opening
Help celebrate the opening of The Family Mantle and six other exhibitions at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
WHEN Saturday 22 September | 2–4pm

Engage
Meet the Artists/Curator | Details here

Angela Tiatia
Holding On 2015

ANGELA TIATIA | HOLDING ON

September 20, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Opening: September 22, 2018 - 2–4pm

Filmed on Tuvalu in the South Pacific, one of the most endangered nations currently facing the impacts of climate change, Holding On captures a struggle between the body of the artist and the body of the ocean as the tide gradually comes in. Tiatia’s video speaks of the constant and unrelenting faith required of the people of the Pacific whose islands and homes are increasingly coming under threat by climate change. As the light fades into darkness, it is unknown whether she will be able to hold on or be swept away.

Exhibition Opening
Help celebrate the opening of Holding On and six other exhibitions at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
WHEN Saturday 22 September | 2–4pm

Ilona Nelson
Charlotte Watson 2017

CHARLOTTE WATSON | ALL OUR SECRETS ARE THE SAME

September 20, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Opening: September 22, 2018 - 2–4pm

All Our Secrets Are the Same is a new sculptural installation which references the dramatic landscape of Otago, New Zealand. Informed by psychoanalysis and the gothic sublime, this new work condenses the space in which relationships are​ made or lost, and​ considers how personal histories are transferred between generations.

Exhibition Opening
Help celebrate the opening of All Our Secrets Are The Same and six other exhibitions at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
WHEN Saturday 22 September | 2–4pm

Engage
Meet the Artist | Details here

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Unknown
Untitled B/W found image 1980

ROZALIND DRUMMOND | PROCESS BLUE, NATURE TRIPS, CORDUROY, PINE SHELVING

September 22, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Opening: June 22, 2018 - 2–4pm

A half-way house and alternative school once located near Bundoora Homestead, ‘Kingsbury’ forms the backdrop to this exhibition. In the 1970s, Kingsbury embraced an experimental culture of encounter sessions, consciousness raising, group discussions, readings and performance. Rozalind Drummond mines this complex history through digital photography, film and found imagery. The work suggests a series of fabricated scenarios, depicting trans-historical meetings, associations about people that once occupied Kingsbury.

Exhibition Opening
Help celebrate the opening of Process Blue, Nature Trips, Corduroy, Pine Shelving and six other exhibitions at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
WHEN Saturday 22 September | 2–4pm

Jessie Willow Tucker
I’m fine with it, really I am 2018

JESSIE WILLOW TUCKER | MEANING AND CONNECTION

September 20, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Opening: September 22, 2018 - 2-4pm

Jessie Willow Tucker paints nostalgic fantasy worlds interrupted by graphic and textual elements that reference the commodification of imagery and the role of the contemporary viewer. Tucker invites viewers into a conversation space to explore personal meaning and connection within a world saturated with “self help” wisdom.

Exhibition Opening
Help celebrate the opening of Meaning and Connection and six other exhibitions at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
WHEN Saturday 22 September | 2–4pm

Engage
Meet the Artist | Details here

 

Betty Musgrove
Your Great Grandmother made linen for the big furnishing shops in town 2018

BETTY MUSGROVE | I, OF THE NEEDLE

September 22, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Opening: September 22, 2018 - 2-4pm

Explore Betty Musgrove’s multi-media practice which encompasses contemporary digital modes of textile production and traditional techniques—embroidery, tapestry, cross-stitch and applique. Her work pays homage to the long, rich tradition of women imparting their wisdom and skills in these historically underappreciated art forms. Ancestry, genetics and social constructs of the family are the inspirational catalyst for her latest body of work.

Exhibition Opening
Help celebrate the opening of I, of the Needle and six other exhibitions at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
WHEN Saturday 22 September | 2–4pm

Engage
Meet the Artist | Details here

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

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival.

 


Helen & JMV Smith

THE STORY OF BUNDOORA HOMESTEAD

September 20, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Opening: September 22, 2018 - 2-4pm | Free | Bookings not required

Explore the history of Bundoora Homestead since its commissioning in 1899. Built on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land, Bundoora Homestead was originally designed as a magnificent home to the Smith family. In 1920 the house was sold to the Commonwealth Government and transformed into a repatriation hospital and convalescent farm, operating for more than seven decades. In 2001 the Homestead underwent its final metamorphosis to become an art gallery and cultural space for the City of Darebin. This process has included a revitalisation of the Darebin Art Collection including a focus on South East Australian Indigenous art. The Story of Bundoora Homestead chronicles the various guises and personal stories behind this significant historical landmark over the last 120 years.

Exhibition Opening
Help celebrate the opening of The Story of Bundoora Homestead and six other exhibitions at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
WHEN Saturday 22 September | 2–4pm

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
Join Guest Speaker Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia to celebrate the opening of Lucky?, including a roving discussion with artists and curators.
WHEN Saturday 17 November | 2–4pm

ENGAGE
The Great Australian Dream Panel Discussion | Details Here

Richard Harding
Pinkwashing 2018

RICHARD HARDING | PINKWASHING

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 the opening of Pinkwashing at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.
WHEN Thursday 31 Jan 2019 | 6–8pm