Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery for the City of Darebin and is committed to presenting innovative, challenging and inspiring contemporary visual arts exhibitions and public programs, as well as an interpretation of the history of the building. Bundoora Homestead hosts a community access gallery, the biennial Darebin Art Show and is responsible for developing and managing the City of Darebin Art and History Collection and administering the Bundoora Homestead Foundation. An initiative of the City of Darebin with assistance from Arts Victoria, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre operates as a historic house, art gallery and cafe, registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust. Built in 1899, Bundoora Homestead is a Queen Anne style federation mansion registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust. The homestead includes impressive examples of classic arts and crafts, for example a comprehensive scheme of stained and painted glass designed by Fischer, heavily modelled plaster ceilings with foliated imagery derived from English aesthetic movement precedents of the 1880s, and an elaborate scheme of highly decorative pyrographic panels ornamented throughout with a dozen different motifs as well as a superior display of anaglypta papers.