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The Boroughs presents Thinking of Home a debut solo show from artist and graphic designer Ruby MacKinnon, responding to the concept and experience of ‘home’. In a series of watercolour artworks Ruby contemplates the definition of ‘home’ in a time when the dream of owning one’s own home is becoming increasingly challenging and foreign to the younger generations of Australia. Having lived in rented dwellings her entire life Ruby considers - if one cannot possess a house to make home, how does one find contentment in semi permanent residencies? How do we measure and recognise homeliness? The works include both personal reflections and input from friends and family to form a layered and heartfelt rumination on the Australian Dream today.

 

 

OPENING NIGHT - Friday 5th of May 2017