Ex De Medici - The Seat of Love and Hate - 2018
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The Ideal Home

Finished 2 February 2020
Powerhouse Ultimo

The Ideal Home explores Australian experiences of home across the past 100 years, encompassing domestic architecture, design, and technology, alongside contemporary social issues which threaten the fabric of our intimate lives: domestic violence, homelessness, housing affordability and the notion of Australia as refuge.

After a successful season at Penrith Regional Gallery, The Ideal Home will be exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum from the 8 June 2019 – January 2020.

Highlight pieces on display include ‘The Seat of Love and Hate’ an 18th century French love settee upholstered with machine-embroidered fabric by Acclaimed artist eX De Medici, Karla Dickens series of appliqued straight jackets ‘Bound’, exploring the experience of some women as ‘bound’ to the home by domesticity, family, financial dependence, violent controlling relationships and addiction; a piano donated to Martin Safe Place, a housing project for homeless people, to help make the community feel at home; and a large architectural model representing a streetscape of Ropes Crossing housing estate

This exhibition is included with General Entry to the Powerhouse Museum, and tickets can be purchased online at the link below or on your arrival at the Museum.