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Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Contemporary Art Gallery, Heritage House & Gardens, and Cafe Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is a public art gallery for the City of Darebin, housing contemporary art, ideas, a public garden and café, 𝘰𝘯 𝘞𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘫𝘦𝘳𝘪 𝘞𝘰𝘪 𝘸𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre’s mission is to deliver experiences with art and culture that inspire, challenge and empower our community. Responsive to our context and the complex history of our site, we seeks to provide a space for discussion around the key concerns of our times through the work of local, national, and international artists.

📍 7 Prospect Hill Dr, Bundoora

Galleries open Wed to

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre’s mission is to deliver experiences with art and culture that inspire, challenge and empower our community. Responsive to our context and the complex history of our site, we seeks to provide a space for discussion around the key concerns of our times through the work of local, national, and international artists.

📍 7 Prospect Hill Dr, Bundoora

Galleries open Wed to

Operating as usual

And that’s a wrap on the Darebin Art Prize. Thanks to everyone who visited the exhibition, showcasing 31 finalists from ...
29/03/2022

And that’s a wrap on the Darebin Art Prize. Thanks to everyone who visited the exhibition, showcasing 31 finalists from across the nation. While our galleries take a pause and undergo some necessary renovations, stay tuned for ways to engage with art and ideas through our upcoming programs.

Highlights from Strings of Theory — a special program curated by Yusuke Akai featuring exploratory music and performance...
25/03/2022

Highlights from Strings of Theory — a special program curated by Yusuke Akai featuring exploratory music and performance by Chloë Sobek @chloe_sobek, Fina Po @finapse and @abadacapoeiramelbourne responding to the ‘string’ as provocation, score and/or conceptual praxis.

More to come when re-open!

❤️‍🔥

Photos: @tinyempirecollective @darebincouncil @fusedarebin

Photos from Bundoora Homestead Art Centre's post
24/03/2022

Photos from Bundoora Homestead Art Centre's post

The winner of the Darebin Art Prize People’s Choice Award ($1,000) is Cyrus Tang with Sky Orchestra! Cyrus is a Hong Kon...
13/03/2022

The winner of the Darebin Art Prize People’s Choice Award ($1,000) is Cyrus Tang with Sky Orchestra!

Cyrus is a Hong Kong born, Melbourne based artist whose practice examines the paradox of reconstructing ephemeral images and sensations in permanent materials.

In Sky Orchestra, Cyrus plays music by Chinese musician Su Shi on the piano—and sets the piano alight. We watch as the piano burns, a turbulent yet transformative act that speaks to both loss and renewal.

This week, Natasha Mian joins the team as Visitor Services Officer.With a breadth of experience across the arts sector, ...
08/03/2022

This week, Natasha Mian joins the team as Visitor Services Officer.

With a breadth of experience across the arts sector, having worked in collections, public programs, development, exhibitions and front of house across Melbourne and London, she is delighted to be onboard at Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre.

In particular, she looks forward to promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment within Bundoora Homestead — facilitating opportunities to connect, engage and inspire. Please come in and say hello! 👋

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is currently closed for renovations to our historic house until July 2022.Our galleries ma...
02/03/2022

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is currently closed for renovations to our historic house until July 2022.

Our galleries may be closed, but our team continues to provide ways for you to engage with contemporary art and ideas. Keep an eye on our website and social media for more! bit.ly/3tSu9p4

Visit the Darebin Art Prize to examine some of the key concerns of our times through the practices of 31 finalists from ...
27/02/2022

Visit the Darebin Art Prize to examine some of the key concerns of our times through the practices of 31 finalists from across the nation.

Galleries open Wed to Sat, 11am—4pm, the cafe until 3pm.
Entry is free, all welcome.

📍 7 Prospect Hill Dr, Bundoora
𝘰𝘯 𝘞𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘫𝘦𝘳𝘪 𝘞𝘰𝘪 𝘸𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺

Tai Snaith’s ‘Heaven is a Place on Earth (Wild Arugula)’ is from a series of works painted during lockdown that feature ...
23/02/2022

Tai Snaith’s ‘Heaven is a Place on Earth (Wild Arugula)’ is from a series of works painted during lockdown that feature the artist’s hand-built ceramic vessels holding weeds collected on daily walks along the Merri Merri, near her home.

As a fifth generation Australian from German and English origins, Tai identifies ‘as a weed’. Both invasive and resilient, weeds can be useful (as a source of food or medicine) as well as highly problematic.

The symbol of the tall boots has been a re-occurring motif in her dreams work for the past year or so. For Tai, the boots represent a slow reconciling of her ability to stand in the power of her word and use it to create positive change.

Images: Tai Snaith, 'Heaven is a Place on Earth (Wild Arugula)', 2021, installation view, Darebin Art Prize, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is a heritage site housing contemporary art, ideas, a public garden and cafe 𝘰𝘯 𝘞𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘫𝘦𝘳𝘪...
15/02/2022

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is a heritage site housing contemporary art, ideas, a public garden and cafe 𝘰𝘯 𝘞𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘫𝘦𝘳𝘪 𝘞𝘰𝘪 𝘸𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺.

Galleries open Wed to Sat, 11am—4pm, the cafe is open until 3pm. Entry is free, all welcome.

Image: The Huxley’s celebrating the opening of our current exhibitions, the Darebin Art Prize and Selwyn Hoffman: Solace.

FUSE Darebin are back with a ripper line up of music, performances, talks, screenings and more! Explore the program: www...
14/02/2022

FUSE Darebin are back with a ripper line up of music, performances, talks, screenings and more! Explore the program: www.fusedarebin.com.au

Dear friends, we’re back, bigger and stronger than ever with FUSE Autumn 2022. The festival runs from 11-27 March, and events will be held in Preston, Northcote and Thornbury, as well as the iconic suburb of Reservoir. Rezza hosts the innovative exhibition, Made in Rezza, with exclusive artworks displayed in local shopfronts; and also our closing party, Out of the Park Picnic, a free outdoor concert held in Edwardes Lake Park, a symbol of Rezza for over 100 years.

Then there’s our Autumn 2022 Opening Event, featuring Australian writer and educator Yumi Stynes, who will commemorate local activist Molly Hadfield as well as International Women’s Day 2022. Later that night, there's an exciting line-up of musicians, DJs and performers for the official opening party.

Other highlights include our FUSE Fund events, where we commission artists and performers to design and produce their own events; and [email protected], our open-access version of the festival.

Are you ready to light the FUSE? Check out the program today: fusedarebin.com.au. #FUSEdarebin

“My work has been constantly evolving since the mid ‘80s. Like many other Urban based Koori artists, I began with the co...
08/02/2022

“My work has been constantly evolving since the mid ‘80s. Like many other Urban based Koori artists, I began with the commonly used ‘dots’ and ‘cross hatch’ styles of the central and top end regions of Australia. I have since developed a personalised style with peeled back corners and floating objects over layered with traditional markings and patterning from my Gunnai heritage Gippsland, Victoria.” — Ray Thomas

See Ray’s work 'Jerail Ceremony - Gunnai Initiation (Diptych)' in the Darebin Art Prize. Open Wed to Sat, 11am—4pm. Entry is free.

07/02/2022

Emma Hamilton’s ‘Simultaneous Light (Summer Solstice)’ continues to float at Bundoora Homestead. See it when you visit the gallery, we re-open Wednesday from 11am. 💙

We are thrilled to announce Jack Lee as the winner of the Midsumma Festival Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Award! Jack wo...
03/02/2022

We are thrilled to announce Jack Lee as the winner of the Midsumma Festival Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Award!

Jack won with ‘It’s Just a Preference’, a moving image with a compelling approach to materiality and process.

Fragmented, distorted, entangled bodies curl endlessly in on themselves. By presenting queer Asian bodies in this way, Jack breaks down notions around masculinity, and the ‘ideal body’ as the only body worthy of intimacy, exchange and connection. What Jack proposes about the experience of race, gender, sexuality and corporeality is complex.

Jack will receive curatorial support to develop a new body of work for our upcoming program—and the provision of time to thoroughly seek, question and resolve.

We look forward to working with you Jack, and congratulations.

Now showing in the Darebin Art Prize, Travis MacDonald’s paintings bridge the mundane and the absurd in subdued palettes...
01/02/2022

Now showing in the Darebin Art Prize, Travis MacDonald’s paintings bridge the mundane and the absurd in subdued palettes.

Offering an idiosyncratic take on the more traditional genres of figuration and landscape painting, the artist draws on his interest in art history, music and world events to present a memory: blurred, twisted and suggestive of a greater narrative, merging the personal and the universal.

Open Wed to Sat, 11am—4pm.
Entry is free.

Image: @t.c.mac ‘Tidee Studio’, 2021
oil on linen 📷 @tinyempirecollective @darebincouncil #darebinartprize

We’re open today, 11am—4pm.Visit the Darebin Art Prize to examine some of the key concerns of our times through the prac...
26/01/2022

We’re open today, 11am—4pm.

Visit the Darebin Art Prize to examine some of the key concerns of our times through the practices of 31 finalists from across the nation.

The gallery is open 11am—4pm, the cafe until 3pm. Entry is free. Come in for the exhibitions and a ☕️

#darebinartprize @darebincouncil

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is closed today, January 26.We work and welcome our audiences on the lands of the Wurunjde...
25/01/2022

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is closed today, January 26.

We work and welcome our audiences on the lands of the Wurunjderi Woi wurrung people. Every day we are grateful for this privilege, and Bundoora Homestead seeks to provide space for artists to speak to the complexities and hard truths of Australia as a colonised nation with an Aboriginal past, present and future. Sovereignty was never ceded, and today is not a day for celebration but for truth-telling and reflection.

A work that stands strong in the Darebin Arts Collection is Megan Cope’s ‘The Blaktism’. In this short moving image, Megan interrogates notions of identity, power, Australian social history and the relationship between racism and pop culture.

Megan performs a ritual as a young female ‘White Aboriginie’, undertaking a sacred ceremony in which she receives the rite of authenticity validated by cultural authorities ever present in the Australian cultural landscape. The ceremony itself, too mystical to discuss in media ephemera, results in a satirical cultural assimilation dance party whereby all Australians are liberated, celebrated equally and transgressively renewed through physical and gestural adjustments.

Image: Megan Cope, Quandamooka, ‘The Blaktism’ (still), 2014, HD video with sound, 8 minutes 4 seconds. Courtesy Darebin City Council Art Collection and the artist.

25/01/2022

The Darebin Art Prize is a biennial award for excellence in contemporary visual art and celebrates the breadth of artistic practice and critical perspectives emerging in Australia.

Through the lens of the 31 local and national finalists, this exhibition demonstrates the key concerns of our times.

These artists continue to make work, to interpret, navigate, challenge, critique, and review – even through the most trying of circumstances.

See their work when we reopen this Thursday. Open 11am—4pm. Entry is free.

A big thank you to everyone who joined us in December to launch the Darebin Art Prize and Selwyn Hoffman's Solace!wani t...
19/01/2022

A big thank you to everyone who joined us in December to launch the Darebin Art Prize and Selwyn Hoffman's Solace!

wani taoishara was announced as the winner, Selwyn gave an artist talk in Auslan, the Huxleys gave us a sparkly show, and we enjoyed a drink on the veranda. You have until 12 March to visit the exhibitions!

A big thank you to everyone who joined us in December to launch the Darebin Art Prize and Selwyn Hoffman's Solace!

wani taoishara was announced as the winner, Selwyn gave an artist talk in Auslan, the Huxleys gave us a sparkly show, and we enjoyed a drink on the veranda. You have until 12 March to visit the exhibitions.

Photos from Bundoora Homestead Art Centre's post
19/01/2022

Photos from Bundoora Homestead Art Centre's post

Photos from Bundoora Homestead Art Centre's post
19/01/2022

Photos from Bundoora Homestead Art Centre's post

We are open!Currently showing the Darebin Art Prize ~ celebrating the breadth of artistic practice and critical perspect...
19/01/2022

We are open!

Currently showing the Darebin Art Prize ~ celebrating the breadth of artistic practice and critical perspectives emerging in Australia.

Downstairs, Selwyn Hoffman showcases his work Solace, in partnership with Midsumma Festival.

Open Wed to Sat, 11am — 4pm. Entry is free.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is temporarily closed this Saturday 15 January due to staff shortages.We sincerely apologi...
14/01/2022

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is temporarily closed this Saturday 15 January due to staff shortages.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. The health and wellbeing of community and staff remains our top priority. Remember to get tested if you are showing any symptoms and stay safe.

Mia Boe’s 'Cultural Disinheritance' acts as a self-portrait. As an artist of Butchulla and Burmese ancestry, Mia’s art p...
14/01/2022

Mia Boe’s 'Cultural Disinheritance' acts as a self-portrait. As an artist of Butchulla and Burmese ancestry, Mia’s art practice is informed by her inheritance, and pervasively the disinheritance, of culture.

'The practice of recovery is urgent in contemporary Australia: the patient work of tracing historical trauma and violence can open new perspectives on the reasons for Aboriginal Australians’ present suffering.'
- Mia Boe

Mia is a finalist in the Darebin Art Prize 2021, currently showing at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre until Saturday 12 March. Find out more via the 'Exhibitions' link in our bio.
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Image: Mia Boe, Cultural Disinheritance 2021. Acrylic on stretched linen. 91cm x 122cm x 4cm. Photo by Tiny Empire Collective
Visual description: A painting depicts a person smoking a cigarette, sitting at a table with a chain around their ankles. Around the figure, artworks hang on the wall and three dog-like creatures stand on the black and white checkered floor.

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Thursday 11am - 4pm
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Built in 1899, Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, contemporary art gallery and cafe, registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust. Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery of the City of Darebin. We host an inspiring programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions, public lectures, workshops and the biennial Darebin Art Prize. The Kitchen is our in-house cafe, serving fresh, seasonal meals, healthy salads and tasty treats, not to mention our delicious scones. Gallery Hours: Thurs to Sun: 10am - 5pm Cafe Hours: Thurs to Sun: 10am - 4pm (Food service ends at 3:30pm) Melways 19 G2 Tram 86 Stop 62 Free Admission

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And that’s a wrap on the Darebin Art Prize. Thanks to everyone who visited the exhibition, showcasing 31 finalists from across the nation. While our galleries take a pause and undergo some necessary renovations, stay tuned for ways to engage with art and ideas through our upcoming programs.
Highlights from Strings of Theory — a special program curated by Yusuke Akai featuring exploratory music and performance by Chloë Sobek @chloe_sobek, Fina Po @finapse and @abadacapoeiramelbourne responding to the ‘string’ as provocation, score and/or conceptual praxis. More to come when re-open! ❤️‍🔥 Photos: @tinyempirecollective @darebincouncil @fusedarebin
The winner of the Darebin Art Prize People’s Choice Award ($1,000) is Cyrus Tang with Sky Orchestra! Cyrus is a Hong Kong born, Melbourne based artist whose practice examines the paradox of reconstructing ephemeral images and sensations in permanent materials. In Sky Orchestra, Cyrus plays music by Chinese musician Su Shi on the piano—and sets the piano alight. We watch as the piano burns, a turbulent yet transformative act that speaks to both loss and renewal.
This week, Natasha Mian joins the team as Visitor Services Officer. With a breadth of experience across the arts sector, having worked in collections, public programs, development, exhibitions and front of house across Melbourne and London, she is delighted to be onboard at Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre. In particular, she looks forward to promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment within Bundoora Homestead — facilitating opportunities to connect, engage and inspire. Please come in and say hello! 👋
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is currently closed for renovations to our historic house until July 2022. Our galleries may be closed, but our team continues to provide ways for you to engage with contemporary art and ideas. Keep an eye on our website and social media for more! bit.ly/3tSu9p4
Visit the Darebin Art Prize to examine some of the key concerns of our times through the practices of 31 finalists from across the nation. Galleries open Wed to Sat, 11am—4pm, the cafe until 3pm. Entry is free, all welcome. 📍 7 Prospect Hill Dr, Bundoora 𝘰𝘯 𝘞𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘫𝘦𝘳𝘪 𝘞𝘰𝘪 𝘸𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺
Tai Snaith’s ‘Heaven is a Place on Earth (Wild Arugula)’ is from a series of works painted during lockdown that feature the artist’s hand-built ceramic vessels holding weeds collected on daily walks along the Merri Merri, near her home. As a fifth generation Australian from German and English origins, Tai identifies ‘as a weed’. Both invasive and resilient, weeds can be useful (as a source of food or medicine) as well as highly problematic. The symbol of the tall boots has been a re-occurring motif in her dreams work for the past year or so. For Tai, the boots represent a slow reconciling of her ability to stand in the power of her word and use it to create positive change. Images: Tai Snaith, 'Heaven is a Place on Earth (Wild Arugula)', 2021, installation view, Darebin Art Prize, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is a heritage site housing contemporary art, ideas, a public garden and cafe 𝘰𝘯 𝘞𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘫𝘦𝘳𝘪 𝘞𝘰𝘪 𝘸𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺. Galleries open Wed to Sat, 11am—4pm, the cafe is open until 3pm. Entry is free, all welcome. Image: The Huxley’s celebrating the opening of our current exhibitions, the Darebin Art Prize and Selwyn Hoffman: Solace.
FUSE Darebin are back with a ripper line up of music, performances, talks, screenings and more! Explore the program: www.fusedarebin.com.au
“My work has been constantly evolving since the mid ‘80s. Like many other Urban based Koori artists, I began with the commonly used ‘dots’ and ‘cross hatch’ styles of the central and top end regions of Australia. I have since developed a personalised style with peeled back corners and floating objects over layered with traditional markings and patterning from my Gunnai heritage Gippsland, Victoria.” — Ray Thomas See Ray’s work 'Jerail Ceremony - Gunnai Initiation (Diptych)' in the Darebin Art Prize. Open Wed to Sat, 11am—4pm. Entry is free.
Emma Hamilton’s ‘Simultaneous Light (Summer Solstice)’ continues to float at Bundoora Homestead. See it when you visit the gallery, we re-open Wednesday from 11am. 💙