Home & the fabric of the familiar investigates the personal and aesthetic responses generated by the idea and place of home, articulating and investigating visions of safety, comfort, sanctuary and belonging.
With imagery spanning domestic furnishings, Rubik’s cubes, AFL icons, teapots and house sketches, Home & the fabric of the familiar reflects how the desire for sanctuary is both personal and universal. Based on a sense of safety, comfort and belonging, home ultimately feeds our desire for sanctuary.
Curated by Penelope Hunt, this exhibition presents home as not only as a subjective response, but as a sense of place, of interwoven fabric, that has material resonance and importance in our lives. Sanctuary emerges as a material reality alongside our own memories and affective responses, culminating as desires which are articulated both individually and collectively.
The exhibition includes works by Dionne Canzano, Peter Cave, Valerio Ciccone, Boris Cipusev, Alan Constable, Brigid Hanrahan, Fiona Longhurst, Anne Lynch, Amani Tia, Chris O’Brien, Rosie O’Brien, Daniel Pace, Simon Paredes, Lisa Reid and Terry Williams.
Home & the fabric of the familiar continues until 22 April 2017 and coincides with The song till the end, a solo exhibition by Laura Sheehan.
Image: Fiona Longhurst
Talking doll 2005
37.5 x 42 cm