Home: a suburban obsession

Home: a suburban obsession

Find your home. Search the Corley Explorer.

Home: a suburban obsession is a State Library of Queensland exhibition about the allure of home and the stories found within, inspired by one of the largest digitised photographic collections of Queensland houses.

It explores the social and emotional foundations of our houses through ephemera and artistic responses capturing the places we call home.

During the 1960s and 70s, Frank and Eunice roamed the suburbs photographing houses in South-East Queensland. Fifty years on, the legacy of their efforts is an extensive collection of images that indiscriminately capture Queensland housing stock – from the architectural to the ramshackle.

Learn more about the interesting stories behind the photographs that have been embraced by a community infatuated with Frank and Eunice Corley’s work.

Through an immersive virtual reality streetscape, art installations, incredible untold stories and rarely-seen photographs, peer through the Corleys’ viewfinder to see just a glimpse of their extraordinary obsession.

Discover more about the exhibition at home.slq.qld.gov.au.

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Image from the Frank and Eunice Corley House Photographs collection, Acc.6169 John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Venue:
slq Gallery, level 2, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank, South Brisbane
Cost:
Free
More information:

exhibtions@slq.qld.gov.au

Program of events

Discover your house history

Discover your house history

slq Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 9th Dec 2018, 11:30am - 1pm

Experienced librarians will help you unlock your house history.

Guided exhibition tour

Guided exhibition tour of Home: a suburban obsession

slq Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 9th Dec 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am

See and experience Home: a suburban obsession through the eyes of the curators on this guided tour.

Getting to know the Corley collection

Getting to know the Corley collection

slq Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 8th Dec 2018, 2pm - 3pm

Join us for this in-gallery discussion that will shed light on the Corleys and their collection.

The Corley Explorer

Unlock the Corley Explorer

slq Auditorium 2, level 2
Starts 7th Dec 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am

Learn more about the Corley Explorer and how to use it to access over 60,000 photographs of Queensland houses.

Home: a suburban obsession

Home: a suburban obsession

slq Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 7th Dec 2018 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 14th Jul 2019

An exhibition about the allure of home and the stories found within, inspired by one of the largest digitised photographic collections of Queensland houses.

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