Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Visit Bundoora Homestead Art Centre and experience fine architecture, artwork and food under the same roof! Built in 1899, the Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style federation mansion registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust. The interior is enhanced with fine quality stained glass, rare architectural pyrography and other impressive examples of plaster craftsmanship.
The City of Darebin Art and History Collection, managed by Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, comprises modern, contemporary and Indigenous artworks together with historical documents and heritage artefacts relating to the local area. The art collection includes paintings, works on paper, digital images, photographs, textiles, ceramics, mosaics and sculpture. The history collections includes maps, books, textiles, oral and visual histories, photographs, documents, archives, furniture, plaques, local military history and local municipal records. The objectives of the collection are to represent the diversity, creativity and culture of the municipality of Darebin, as well as to acquire high quality artworks and cultural items. The art collection primarily represents contemporary art from the local area and Victoria with particular reference to innovative work reflecting risk-taking and experimenting. The history collection records and preserves the diverse heritage of the area, and documents the social and cultural experiences of local communities. The collection is displayed around Darebin in a variety of facilities including Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Preston and Northcote Town Halls, Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Bundoora Park, Darebin libraries, and civic and customer service centres. The collection?s public artworks are displayed in the streets and parks throughout the municipality.
The City of Darebin Art and History Collection documents the artistic, social, historic and political aspirations of the local community and is a resource for its cultural life. The role of the collection is to inspire, inform, engage and connect the community in an appreciation of the visual arts and local cultural heritage contributing to a vibrant municipal culture.Subcollections
Lou and Mary Senini Collection, Smith Family Collection