The mining boom has ended, and Perth has entered a period of
uncertainty which is at the same moment an opportunity. Office
space, formerly in high demand, lies vacant. Residential
apartments barely constructed are surplus. This body of work
explores the possibilities of this situation. Suggesting uses
for the newly accessible property, the works depict a different
future for Perth - alternatively critical and comic, practical
The culmination of an extended period of research, Under
Development is a timely examination of our property-obsessed
culture. In a sculptural installation of large painting
works resembling advertising signs, the exhibition mimics the
aesthetics and language of real-estate, exploring the
way that architecture and the visual culture of real-estate
expresses promise and drives desire, and the ways an uncertain
future represents an opportunity for optimism.
This exhibition took place at Moana Project Space in Perth.