The Ideal Home

Household objects, modernist furniture, design and artworks are on display across two venues to explore the past 100 years of ‘home’ in Australia. In addition to aesthetic historical clues that chart the rise of consumerism in a post WWII era, contemporary artists Catherine O’Donnell, Blake Griffiths, Richard Goodwin, Eliza Gosse, Cope Street Collective, Victoria Garcia, Karla Dickens and eX de Medici present recent and commissioned works. Dickens and de Medici consider that gendered violence, emotional and financial oppression can also mark domestic life.

Karla Dickens, Bound, 2015, mixed media, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Photograph: Mick Richards. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane

eX de Medici, The Seat of Love and Hate, 2017-18, embroidered sofa. Photograph: Rob Little RLDI. Collection: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
1 December, 2018 to 24 March, 2019