Home: a suburban obsession


07 Dec –
14 Jul 2019

Every day until 14 July 2019
10.00 am – 5.00 pm

slq Gallery, Level 2
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland
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Home: a suburban obsession is about the allure of home and the stories found within, inspired by one of the largest digitized photographic collections of Queensland houses. It explores the social and emotional foundations of our houses through ephemera and artistic responses capturing the places we call home.

During the 1960s and '70s, Frank and Eunice Corley roamed the suburbs photographing houses in South-East Queensland. Fifty years on, the legacy of their efforts is an extensive collection of images that indiscriminately capture Queensland housing stock – from the architectural to the ramshackle.

Learn more about the interesting stories behind the photographs that have been embraced by a community infatuated with Frank and Eunice Corley’s work.

Use the Corley Explorer to explore the Frank and Eunice Corley Collection, tag and describe the photos, collect your favourites, and share your stories and images.

Through an immersive virtual reality streetscape, art installations, incredible untold stories and rarely seen photographs, peer through the Corleys’ viewfinder to see just a glimpse of their extraordinary obsession.

Image from the Frank and Eunice Corley House Photographs collection, Acc.6169 John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.


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