As housing prices in our major cities
continue to climb,
the Australian Dream of owning a suburban home
becomes an even bigger mountain to conquer.
But is it worth the hike?
With his artist-designed tent, Perth-based artist Dan McCabe seeks to question how we might disrupt and mitigate suburban aspiration and gentrification, offering a humble and conscious way to view the world.Shaped like a late 80s station wagon and parked on a curb, many commuters will overlook McCabe’s art works as just another part of the city’s urban sprawl. However more curious passers-by will find the campsite a place for the exchange of ideas, environmentally conscious alternatives, and debates about the future of the Australian landscape and our place within it.Bringing together design principles for low-maintenance living, local narratives and community conversation, Shadows on the hill draws upon topical issues for the nation’s younger generations including climate change, economic crises, and the reality of the ‘renting generation’.
Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 October 2019
Artist On Site:
Weekdays 10:00am – 3:00pm | Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 19 October 2019, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Dan McCabe in conversation with Brittany Szlezak and James Dryburgh