Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora

Thursday - Sunday 10am-5pm

Exhibitions

Yhonnie Scarce
The More Bones the Better 2016

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.

Linda Persson is supported by Swedish Arts Grants Committee:

 

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

ENGAGE
MT COOPER, GEOLOGY & THE HABITATION OF BUNDOORA | DETAILS
FAST CASTS | DETAILS

 

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

ENGAGE
ARTIST TALK | DETAILS
DAISY CHAIN MAKING WORKSHOP | DETAILS


DAP 2019

DAREBIN ART PRIZE | 2019

September 7, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Opening: September 6, 2019 - 6-8pm

ENTRIES NOW INVITED!

The Darebin Art Prize is a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art. The exhibition celebrates contemporary artworks across all media, from painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and craft, through to video art.

Artists from across Australia are invited to submit an entry into this major exhibition which includes a $10,000 acquisitive prize and $1,000 People’s Choice Award.

Follow this link to read more about this exhbition and to submit an entry.

KEY DATES
Entries Open | 1 June 2019, 9am
Entries Due | 5 July 2019, 5pm
Exhibition Dates | 7 September 2019 – 26 January 2020

Sean Miles
Kai a te ahi! 2019

SEAN MILES | MIDSUMMA ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

July 11, 2019 - September 1, 2019

In partnership with Midsumma Festival, Bundoora Homestead is delighted to host artist Sean Miles as our 2019 artist in residence.

Sean Miles (Ngāti Raukawa) is a cute queer trickster artist and performer living and doing their mahi as an uninvited guest in unceded Kulin nation territory. Their multi-disciplinary art practice spans across performance, photography, video, sculpture and installation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and observe the artist at work, and have a chat with Sean about their practice and work in development.

Jon Butt
Quantum Site (Collider) 2019

JON BUTT | COLLIDER

July 13, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Opening: July 20, 2019 - 2-4pm

Collider is a site responsive video work that investigates physical and conceptual notions of landscape as matter and phenomena.

Using video sequences and discreet sculptural interventions, this exhibition places Bundoora Homestead within a shifting scale of material territories, molecular energies and entropic disorder. Collider includes both abstracted and live video sequences shot throughout the Homestead grounds and across the Bundoora Park and Mt Cooper area, as well as temporary sculptural interventions that appear to be monitoring or signalling unknown phenomena. The work depicts time, space and place where the idea of a site is viewed as both poetic and quantum.

EXHIBITION OPENING
WHEN Saturday 20 July 2-4pm
COST Free | includes refreshments

Frances Gallagher
Campsite in Springtime 2010

AUNTY FRANCES GALLAGHER | GUNDITJMARA COUNTRY

July 13, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Opening: July 20, 2019 - 2-4pm

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is honoured to present a restrospective exhibition by Aunty Frances Gallagher. Aunty Frances is a respected Elder who was born in Bendigo in 1926 and is proudly from the Gunditjmara people of Western Victoria. Aunty Frances studied at RMIT and received her Diploma at the age of 87. Within her landscape depictions of her Gunditjmara tribal lands, and ancestral memories, Aunty Frances contemplates the significance of place, family connection, spirituality and social displacement.

EXHIBITION OPENING
WHEN Saturday 20 July 2-4pm
COST Free | includes refreshments

Janet Kidson
Snowgums in Winter 2016

VICTORIAN QUILTERS | ONE STEP FURTHER

July 13, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Opening: July 20, 2019 - 2-4pm

One Step Further is a collection of new work created by leading textile artists of Australia and New Zealand. This exhibition of contemporary and innovative textile art pushes the boundaries of colour, texture, line and shape to explore many different issues and themes important to the featured artists.

This prestigious biennial exhibition is organised by Victorian Quilters Inc. who recognise that many textile artists are interested in experimentation, improvisation and abstraction to create unique and thought-provoking work.

One Step Further explorer a range of textile art techniques including collage, piecing, print making, painting, fabric manipulation, dyeing, stamping and embellishment.

EXHIBITION OPENING
WHEN Saturday 20 July 2-4pm
COST Free | includes refreshments

William Ferry
Jardinere (shell)

COLOUR AND FANTASY: Australia’s First Colonial Art Potters 1896-1910

July 11, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Opening: July 20, 2019 - 2-4pm

In the nineteenth century, Brunswick was the centre of Australia’s pottery manufacturing and was accordingly dubbed “Australia’s Little Staffordshire.” The exhibition focuses on three key figures from this period; The Ferry brothers, William and Graham, and Richard Sturrock. This trio’s loose collaboration produced exceptional wares from 1896 to 1910 of a type never before seen in Australia. They are considered early pioneers of our studio pottery movement and went on to illuminate and inspire their predecessors.

EXHIBITION OPENING
WHEN Saturday 20 July 2-4pm
COST Free | includes refreshments