Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora

Thursday - Sunday 10am-5pm

Exhibitions


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

PLEASE NOTE: BUNDOORA HOMESTEAD WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY PERIOD FROM 22 DECEMBER 2018 – 2 JANUARY 2019. WE WILL REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THURSDAY 3 JANUARY 2019. 

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.

Justine Youssef and Duha Ali
Kohl 2018

HEALING PRACTICES

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

Healing Practices explores contemporary art’s relationship to the compensatory and coping mechanisms borne in response to trauma. For the exhibiting artists, the artistic process serves as a form of empowerment, a means of working through social inequalities and their associated trauma.

Curated by Rachel Ciesla, Healing Practices uses the site of Bundoora Homestead – formerly a psychiatric facility and repatriation hospital – as a platform to examine Australia’s attitude toward, and treatment of mental health. Combining personal memories and local narratives, the exhibition explores the notion of art making as a healing practice or an act of self-care.

Featured artists: Duha Ali, Justine Youssef, Stanislava Pinchuk and Katie West.
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

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