Monday, June 6, 2011

Bundoora Homestead - NMIT Visual Arts "common place" exhibition

Earlier this year students from NMIT Visual Arts went to Bundoora Homestead for an excursion. The homestead has a rich history, and students were encouraged to use the excursion as a stimulus for creative responses.
The works that were created are on show at the homestead in the Access Gallery at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre  from June 2 to June 19th. The exhibition is called common place.
It is open from 11- 4 Wed to Sat, and 12-5 on Sundays.
Students created drawings, paintings, lino prints, collages and photographs.
I submitted these  photographs of the staircase - trying to capture the ghostly feeling in the homestead. The memory of thousands of people who have climbed these stairs is hazy - and many of these people would have been lost in their own dreams.
The photos were framed by the NMIT Visual Arts Department in large frames with generous white mounts. I was thrilled to see them looking so well presented.
Many thanks to Kirsten Perry the teacher who had the idea and organised the show, and the people who helped her mount the exhibition,

The City of Darebin has acquired these images - so they will be on display around City of Darebin properties in he future. This was a lovely compliment.

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