Home: a Suburban Obsession

State Library of Queensland

Home: a suburban obsession is a fascinating, free exhibition exploring Queensland homes during the 1960s and 70s, showing at the State Library of Queensland from December 7 until July 14, 2019.  

Frank and Eunice Corley cruised the suburbs of South East Queensland in the 60s and 70s photographing houses to sell to the homeowners. Fifty years later, their legacy is an extensive collection of images that captures Queensland housing stock – from the architectural to the ramshackle.

Home: a suburban obsession State Library of Queensland

Take a peek through the Corley’s viewfinder and catch just a glimpse of their incredible obsession. This extraordinary exhibition features an immersive virtual reality streetscape and art installations, in addition to rarely-seen, original photographs.

Home: a suburban obsession State Library of Queensland

Hear untold stories behind the photographs, embraced by a community infatuated by Frank and Eunice Corley’s work. Reflect on artwork created by renowned Australian artist Ian Strange and contemplate the installation by Queensland designer Jennifer Marchant

Home: a suburban obsession State Library of Queensland

Immerse yourself in a virtual reality Brisbane streetscape by [f]FLAT and listen to a soundscape to envision what the suburbs may have sounded like five decades ago.

Visitors will have the rare chance to see if their family home is included in this amazing photographic collection when they visit this must-see exhibition.

*State Library of Queensland is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Good Friday and open Anzac Day from 12-5pm.

By Deb Lidster

State Library of Queensland is a valued partner of Must Do Brisbane.com

Home: a suburban obsession

State Library of Qld

Stanley Pl

South Brisbane

Dec 7 - July 14

Daily 10-5*

Free

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