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Bundoora Homestead Art Centre - Opening Event

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Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is housed in a heritage, magnificent Queen Anne-style Federation mansion built in 1900 by the Smith family on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people. It has served as a family home, a repatriation mental hospital over the next 70 years as a convalescent farm for returned war veterans until it was decommissioned in 1993, and a site for internationally significant medical discoveries. It was restored in 2001 with the help of La Trobe University and the Commonwealth Government, and Darebin City Council and opened to the community as an arts and cultural space.

For more information, get the FAQs here. If you'd like to support this important local heritage icon, see here to download the Foundation donation form. If you have a connection with the Bundoora Homestead, they are always happy to hear from you to keep adding pieces to its wonderful history. If you'd like a virtual tour of the outside entrance as well as the inner ground floor and first floor, see here. For more details about the homestead, head to the website.


After months of renovations, the Homestead Art Centre at 7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora is reopening with a bang on Saturday 9 July 2022 from 2-4pm AEST. Entry is free, but you need to register here to attend. Formalities will be held outside under the cover of the veranda, weather permitting, otherwise, it'll be held inside. Heritage though it may be, it is wheelchair accessible and there are two spaces of disabled parking available via the ramp at the main entrance. You'll find all details on the event page.

Come along and explore the new exhibitions, enjoy a beverage and a chat and be part of an art-loving community. There are four exhibitions this season, with three of the solo exhibitions by artists Lotte Frances, Pia Johnson and Narelle White, upstairs. The fourth exhibition presents the work of 8 First Nations women led by culturally strong practices. It traces the way we gather, map and pin down our ideas through art.


9 Jul - 17 Sep 11am-4pm - Lotte Frances: Alone, but so at home - Tickets
9 Jul - 17 Sep 11am-4pm - Pia Johnson: Faint Echoes - Tickets
9 Jul - 17 Sep 11am-4pm - Narelle White: Tiny Wonders - Tickets
9 Jul - 17 Sep 11am-4pm - Mapping the curious heart - Tickets

Entry is free to all exhibitions, however you need to follow the ticketing links given. You'll find detailed information about the art and the artist via the links.


Lotte Frances will present a series of abstract paintings that explores the complexities of queerness, loneliness and memory.
Pia Johnson is known for her distinctive portraiture and performance photography and has turned to the self as subject matter this time.
Narelle White's presents a series of ceramic works that offers moments of material delight. She has taken beach sands and embedded it in porcelain and hand-pressed it into emergent, organic forms.
Mapping the curious heart examines the key concerns of our times, encompassing gender, the climate and the ongoing impacts of colonisation across moving image, photography, glass and painting.

The First Nations art work features Darebin Art Collection artists Hayley Millar Baker (Gunditjmara, Djabwurrung), Megan Cope (Quandamooka), Karla Dickens (Wiradjuri), Marlene Gilson (Wathaurung/Wadawurrung), Yhonnie Scarce (Kokatha/Nukunu), and Angela Tiatia (Samoa), with new acquisitions by Moorina Bonini (Yorta Yorta/Wurundjeri) and Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung).

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Why? Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Opening Event
When: Sat 9 Jul 2022 from 2-4pm AEST
Where: Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora, VIC
Cost: FREE but MUST REGISTER
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