Home: a suburban obsession

Home: a suburban obsession

Home: a suburban obsession is 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.

The Home: a suburban obsession experience

  • reflect on artwork created by celebrated Australian multidisciplinary artist Ian Strange
  • contemplate the installation by Queensland artist/designer Jennifer Marchant
  • immerse yourself in a Brisbane virtual reality streetscape by [f]FLAT
  • hear personal stories of the homes and their owners
  • view rarely-seen original photographs and ephemera about Queensland homes
  • listen to a soundscape and imagine what the suburbs may have sounded like

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.

7th Dec 2018 10:00am-5:00pm
Every day, until 14th Jul 2019
slq Gallery, level 2, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank, South Brisbane
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