Heritage house portraits by contemporary Queensland artists

A picturesque and illuminating foray into the history and vision of Queensland’s early domestic architecture as seen through the eyes of 13 contemporary Queensland artists, The Ipswich House examines the city’s significant architectural heritage through a selection of commissioned ‘house portraits’ across a diverse range of mediums.

These house portraits are more than mere pictorial representations of the city’s heritage-listed buildings, instead offering explorations into the architectural design, construction and fabrication methods while also exposing more than a hint of the personal histories and memories of their former residents.

The Ipswich House has been developed by the Ipswich Art Gallery and includes works by Noel McKenna, Jane Burton, Barbara Heath, Michael Zavros, Richard Stringer, Maureen Hansen, Mel Robson, Annie Hogan, Carl Warner, Christina Waterson, Madeleine Kelly, Bruce Buchanan and Judy Barrass.

 

Image: Jane Burton Macfarlane’s house #1 (2010) (detail) Pigment print, 43 x 43 cm. Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, commissioned 2010