Sydney

Helen Grace and Narelle Jubelin, The Housing Question, 2019, HD video, color, sound, 27 minutes 8 seconds.

Helen Grace and Narelle Jubelin, The Housing Question, 2019, HD video, color, sound, 27 minutes 8 seconds.

“The Housing Question”

Penrith Regional Gallery

Housing justice is currently a hot topic in Australia and other developed economies, where great national wealth exists alongside growing homelessness, unaffordable rents, diminishing availability of social housing, and domestic property prices that far outstrip average incomes. The three-person show “The Housing Question,” curated by Julie Ewington, included a major collaborative work by the veteran Australian artists Sherre DeLys, Helen Grace, and Narelle Jubelin, along with individual works by each artist, all addressing the theme of housing from personal, historical, and social-justice perspectives.

Twenty-eight works about home and housing were arranged in the gallery’s four spaces. Grace’s works included At the House, 1981–2019 (a large-scale photocollage of women and children at a political rally for safe housing at Australia’s parliament in 1981) and the video Lounge, 2004. The

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