Dream Home

dream home build no2 Montalto 2011

Dream Home (2009-2014) Wire mattress, steel frame. Dimensions: 6m x 6m

At his former day job at Ozanam House for Homeless Men in North Melbourne, Frank pondered the nature of ‘home’. His job included stripping mattresses down to the wire for recycling, which then became the basis and inspiration for Dream Home. It is a replica of a full size miner’s hut, but it is a home that offers no protection from the elements, no shelter from the storm.

Currently on permanent display in Moreland Rd, Footscray, an initiative of the Maribyrnong Council and the artists. It was the site for a light and sound projection at the Big West Festival 2013.

Dream Home projection installation at Lot 19, Castlemaine

Honours & Installations

Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds – solo show – featured as the inaugural Garden Project Exhibition series, 2013
Selected for the 2011 Yering Station Sculpture Prize.
Runner-up for the Heide Prize.
Recipient of the Mitchell Family Choice Award, 2011 Montalto Sculpture Prize.
Winner of the Lot 19 Spring Sculpture prize 2010.

Press coverage

Hope Springs Eternal In Dream Home, The Age, Andrew Stephens, February 2nd 2013
The Conversation Hour, 774 ABC Radio Melbourne, February 18th 2013
Dream Home – Several Layers, Footscray Star Community, February 12 2013
Footscray’s Dream Home Gets To Art Of Sleeping Rough, Star Weekly, April 30 2013

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