Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Exhibitions


A1 Darebin Art Salon

A1 Darebin Art Salon 2020

July 10, 2020 - September 4, 2020
Opening: July 10, 2020 -

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Online Exhibition: 10 July – 4 September 2020

The A1 Darebin Art Salon celebrates art, expression and creativity within our community. Artists who live, work or study in the City of Darebin have been invited to present a new artwork for this year’s exhibition, to be presented online from July.

It is free to enter and the first 150 artworks submitted will be exhibited. Artworks must be new or recent, documented to a high quality and smaller than A1 size. Artworks can be any medium but must be two-dimensional in form. A workshop providing guidance on how to photograph your artwork at home will be available shortly.

The exhibition and community voting will run from 10 July – 4 September 2020, and prizes will be announced in the following week.

AWARDS
First Prize – a solo exhibition at Bundoora Homestead.

Small prizes in each category:
Painting
Photography
Drawing / Printmaking
Textile / Mixed Media

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Shannon Lyons
Study for Li 2020

SHANNON LYONS | LI

September 9, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Li is a site-specific installation that responds to the unique social and institutional histories of the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, formerly the Bundoora Repatriation Mental Hospital. The installation pays homage to the caregiving environment that once existed for patients at the hospital, and makes reference to ‘the shed’ -a kitchen located in an unused ward that became the locus for resident psychiatrist Dr John Cade’s important research and early experiments with lithium salts in the 1940s. The elements of the installation coalesce to shine a light on the biography of a doctor whose work would alter the course of treatment for people with bipolar disorder.

Image: Shannon Lyons, Study for Li 2020, digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

 

IMMI (Kaspar Schmidt Mumm), Trio
The kneader and their bread masks 2019

THE MULTIVERSE

September 9, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Artists | Xanthe Dobbie, IMMI, Bhenji Ra as part of Club Ate with Justin Shoulder, Diego Ramirez and Kaylene Whiskey

Curated by Charlotte Christie

In the multiverse all possibilities exist. Artists often ask us to reimagine the world we know into different possibilities; some dark, some utopian, some absurd, some just a small step sideways. Reconstructing reality can often reveal the arbitrary parameters that define our world, but perhaps shouldn’t – and in somewhere in the multiverse, might not. If our universe is truly an accident, how much of it can we control, shape and shift to change the dominant narrative, turning left, instead of right, to reposition the values that define it.

In this exhibition five artists will each inhabit a room within Bundoora Homestead transforming the space into their own version of the universe. In these parallel worlds the artists find their doppelgängers engaged in dismantling the mainstream, each offering us a portal into what could be in their alternative realities within the multiverse.

Image: IMMI (Kaspar Schmidt Mumm), Trio. The kneader and their bread masks 2019 (performance image). Facilitated and Directed by Kaspar Schmidt Mumm. Photographed by Emmaline Zanelli. Performed by Karlien Van Rooyen. Installation by Koruna Schmidt Mumm. Baked by: Andy Nowell, Banjo Weatherald, Ivy Weatherald.