Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora

Thursday - Sunday 10am-5pm


Helen & JMV Smith


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


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.

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

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

Proudly presented in partnership with 3KND radio.


Richard Harding
Pinkwashing 2018


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

Proudly presented in partnership with Midsumma Festival.