Winter Season Opening Event

Bundoora Homestead façade Queen Anne style mansion
Join us to celebrate the opening of our Winter Season of exhibitions:

In a restless world like this is | Curated by Chantelle Mitchell & Jaxon Waterhouse. Featuring artists: Anni Hagberg, Katie Paine, Katrin Koenning, Leonie Brialey, Siri Hayes.

Permanent Palimpsest | Grace Wood

Free to attend, all welcome!

Explore the heritage-listed Homestead, enjoy light refreshments, speeches and the opening of two immersive new exhibitions.

About the exhibitions:

In a restless world like this is

How many worlds are within, or nested amongst, this one? Is it possible to traverse them, and what might act as the tethers or links between them?

In a restless world like this is emerges in response to two works held in the City of Darebin collection; Siri Hayes’ large-scale photographs, Lyric Theatre at Merri Creek and Crossing the Merri (both 2003). Inviting responses from Anni Hagberg, Katie Paine, Katrin Koenning and Leonie Brialey, this exhibition reverberates outwards from its sources—the Merri Creek as a physical space, but also the Merri Creek as presented within Hayes’ works—to consider what might reside in the generative spaces within and between worlds.


Permanent Palimpsest

Permanent Palimpsest illuminates the rich history of Bundoora Homestead and parklands; formerly Bundoora Convalescent Farm, Bundoora Park Repatriation Hospital and Day Centre, and Mont Park Repatriation Mental Hospital. A tactile fabric tapestry, hand-sewn with archival photographs, locally sourced beads, and found textiles, captures and reflects upon idiosyncratic stories, notes and sections of a century of the building’s evolution.

The work is a meditation on the past that considers broader narratives of institutionalisation and rehabilitation amidst the banality of daily life and work. Through its tactile nature, and the layering of imagery with physical objects, the exhibition invites viewers to engage with the enduring echoes of our shared local history.

Getting here

To plan your visit click here

Please note: general photography and short videos (for social media) will be recorded at this event for promotional use only and to document this event internally. If you prefer not to be photographed, please let a member of staff know once you arrive.


  • Saturday, 29 June 2024 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM


Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7 Prospect Hill Dr, Bundoora, Bundoora, 3083, View Map

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