Exhibit at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Applications now open!



Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is seeking proposals for exhibitions in 2024 and 2025. Artists and curators are invited to submit ideas for group and solo exhibitions, performance-based artworks or creative projects suitable for presentation in the galleries or grounds at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.  

We especially welcome proposals that: 

  • Engage critically with contemporary ideas and issues  

  • Respond to the history or architecture of the House and grounds in creative way

  • Engage the Darebin community 


In 2024, successful projects will be supported with exhibition space and marketing free of charge and artist fees dependent on the nature of the project. We strongly encourage applicants to visit the gallery before applying. Solo projects, performance-based or other creative projects will be presented in Gallery 5. Curated exhibitions will be shown across Galleries 1-4. Please read the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Terms and Conditions before submitting your application.  

Applications can be made HERE and are due by 11.59pm AEST on Sunday 11 June 2023.  

For more information, please read the FAQs below, and/or contact Sarah Werkmeister, Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre:  sarah.werkmeister@darebin.vic.gov.au / 8470 8061. 


Application Support Documents

For the draft budget template click here.

For the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre floor plan click here.

Preview the application form (PDF version) (Word version).

For the full terms and conditions click here.

Submit your application



  • Can I preview the application form? 

  • Yes. A pdf version of the application form can be found here.

  • What are the fees? 

  • Solo exhibition: $1000 artist fee (gallery 5) 

  • Curated group exhibition: $1000 curator’s fee, plus $3000 artist fee to be split equally among exhibiting artists (galleries 1-4) 

  • Fees will be paid upon completion of installation by Bundoora Homestead Art Centre to the artists/curators/creative practitioners. 

  • What will Bundoora Homestead Art Centre provide?  

  • Marketing of your project including line listings in some media, social media, a profile on the Darebin Arts / Bundoora Homestead website, newsletters and more

  • Printed exhibition signage and wall labels 

  • Professional exhibition photography (up to five photographs for solo exhibitions and 12 photographs for group exhibitions, including installation shots) 

  • Insurance while your work in on premises 

  • Staffing of the exhibition during all gallery opening hours 

  • A catered opening celebration 

  • A Welcome to Country ceremony by an elder from the Wurundjeri Council at the opening celebration 

  • Professional art technicians to assist with installation and deinstallation of your work 

  • What will Bundoora Homestead Art Centre not provide?  

  • Writer’s fees 

  • Freight and transport 

  • Workshop/event fees 

  • Any other expenses unless agreed to in writing 

  • What is expected of me in the lead up, during and after my project? 

  • Provide marketing copy, promotional images and an exhibition statement according to requirements outlined in the project checklist / timeline provided by the gallery.  

  • Provide a comprehensive list of works (including insurance values) to the gallery. 

  • Seek additional funding or self-fund for freighting/transport, writer’s fees, any display equipment not available at the gallery, and any additional public programs you wish to host during your project in consultation with the gallery. 

  • Devise a floorplan and identify equipment requirements for the project. 

  • Be present at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre during install and de-install of the project, ensuring work is delivered and picked up on time. 

  • Adhere to the project checklist / timeline provided by the Gallery. 

  • Attend and speak at an artist talk once during the exhibition period, should one be programmed.   

  • Ensure work is made accessible to people with a disability (eg. Audio descriptions, captions on sound/moving image content). 

  • Be onboarded to the Darebin financial system and invoice for your artist fee at completion of installation of the exhibition. 

  • Ensure that works in the project adhere to ICIP and moral/intellectual property protocols. 

  • Flag any works that may be deemed sensitive to some viewers. 

  • Where can I find a budget template? 

  • Where can I find a floor plan, including which galleries are which? 

  • I’m unable to fill in an application online. What should I do? 

  • We’re happy to help anyone who is unable to access the application form online. Please call us on 03 9496 1060 or email bundoorahomestead@darebin.vic.gov.au or visit us at 7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora VIC to let us know if you require an alternative form of application. This will likely be a paper form, which we can post to you or assist you with filling it out in person. Note that support material will need to be included if applying by post, and post must arrive at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre by the application deadline of Sunday 11 June 2023.  

  • Can I affix objects to the walls? 

  • Unfortunately, Bundoora Homestead’s Heritage walls are unsuitable for affixing anything heavier than 2kg. Each gallery has gallery tracking, and any works that need to be hung will need to be fitted with D-rings to hang from our tracking system. We do have a few moveable walls which can be nailed into, however, these will need to be shared across all exhibitions at the Homestead. 

  • What is the load bearing capacity of Bundoora Homestead’s ceilings? 

  • Unfortunately, Bundoora Homestead’s Heritage ceilings aren’t able to be hung from. Our tracking system can hold up to 50kg across one wall. We recommend chatting with our Curator before you submit your proposal should your work be heavier than 100kg. 

  • What equipment does the gallery have that is able to be loaned for my project? 

  • We have a selection of plinths, moveable walls, televisions and media players, and two projectors with sound equipment. We have one large glass cabinet with three shelves. We also have a tracking system for hanging paintings and framed (or unframed) works fitted with D-rings.    

  • I'm applying for a group / curated exhibition, whose details do I use to fill in this form?

  • Please use your own details as the ‘project lead’. When submitting support material, please include images from different artists, and ensure that you list their names in the project description. 

  • Can I propose a public program? 

  • Yes! We welcome inclusion of public programs as part of your project, including artist talks, short seminars, professional development opportunities for our audiences or workshops. However, you will need to seek additional funding for any public programs. 


  • When will I find out if I was successful or not? 

  • We will let both successful and unsuccessful applicants know by July 2023. 

  • What other opportunities are there to exhibit at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre and other Darebin venues? 

  • We have a range of opportunities, including this EOI. Every two years, we host the A1 Darebin Art Salon which is open to people who live, work, study or base their art practice in Darebin. Every other two years, we host the Darebin Art Prize, which is open to practicing artists from across Australia. Other artist opportunities can be found on the Darebin Arts website here. There are also a number of grants available from the City of Darebin, which you can read more about here

  • Who will be assessing applications? 

  • Exhibition proposals will be assessed by a panel comprising the Gallery Curator and staff from the Creative Culture Department of Darebin City Council.  

  • What is a creative CV?  

  • A creative CV should include a list of projects that relate to your practice over the time that you have been practicing. They can also include relevant work experience, successful grants, fellowships or formal and informal education.  

  • What is Plain English? 

  • We want our exhibitions and creative projects to be as accessible as possible to a wide range of audiences, which means that marketing or exhibition copy should be written in plain English (not art-speak). You can use the Hemingway Editor (https://hemingwayapp.com/) to write into, and ensure that ‘Readability’ is not above Grade 10.  

  • What are the Australia Council’s First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts?

  • The First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts is a document that addresses protocols around the use of Indigenous cultural and intellectual property. It addresses key legal, ethical and moral considerations for the use of Indigenous cultural material in the arts. We recommend that you read the document here: https://australiacouncil.gov.au/investment-and-development/protocols-and-resources/protocols-for-using-first-nations-cultural-and-intellectual-property-in-the-arts/ before applying.



For the full terms and conditions click here.

Submit your application

Image credit: Dominic Kavanagh, Duet, 2016. Room installation perspective, dimensions variable

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Name Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Email bundoorahomestead@darebin.vic.gov.au
Phone 03 9496 1060
14 Apr 23 - 11 Jun 23
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7 Prospect Hill Dr, Bundoora 3083
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