Dreamhome: Stories of Art and Shelter
Sunday 26 March 2023 to Sunday 10 September 2023 (DAILY event)
As they open their new home for art in Sydney, we welcome artists from around the world to share their dreams of home.
‘Home’ is a small and familiar word that carries a live load of meaning. We think we know what is meant when we hear it. But the term trembles with pressure. Whose home is in question? Who shares that space? How is the sense of home measured?
Dreamhome: Stories of Art and Shelter reveals what 29 artists from Australia and farther afield have made of the idea of home. For these artists, home is not only a house or a place, it’s also memories, people – and stories.
Set across a series of rooms which do not align exactly, the exhibition itself forms a house of dreams in which locations and timeframes are always shifting. The artists take us to Cape Town, Los Angeles, Fitzroy Crossing; into living rooms, disaster zones and vast landscapes. Evocations of intimacy and sanctuary give way to visions of loss and upheaval, followed by projections of rebuilding and reconnection.
Here art-making is a form of critical dreaming, a grounded way of imagining otherwise in unstable times.
Dreamhome, combines highlights from the Art Gallery's collection with exceptional recent acquisitions, five new commissions and major loans.
Access and Inclusion Statement
Disabled access available, contact operator for details.