Stories of Art and Shelter
- PUBLISHED: September 2023
- SUBJECT LISTING: Art
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 208 Pages, 8.25 x 7.5 in, 100 color illus.
- ISBN: 9781741741612
- Publisher: Art Gallery of New South Wales
This unique and engagingly written book reveals how some of today's most exciting artists are reimagining the idea of home for our unsettled times. In his evocative style, Justin Paton investigates a place we all have a stake in—from houses of memory to upturned houses, from haunted houses to light houses, from intimate spaces of shelter to optimistic future communities. Richly illustrated, Dreamhome brings together artworks by twenty-six artists from around the world, as well as diverse contextual imagery that includes family photographs, film stills, architectural drawings, and historical records.
Authors & Contributors
Justin Paton is head curator of international art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. A widely published writer and commentator on the visual arts, his publications include the award-winning How to Look at a Painting (2005) and McCahon Country (2019), as well as many monographs on artists including Jude Rae, Ricky Swallow, Jeffrey Harris and Julia Morison. Paton was recently co-curator of Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou and led the Art Gallery's acclaimed COVID-response digital project Together In Art. He is currently working on the opening program for the Sydney Modern Project, the contemporary expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.