From private to public, and the comforting to the menacing, the impact urban design and architecture can have on people’s lived experiences has been at the centre of many sociological studies and ‘liveability’ contests. Through architectural studies, domestic interior scenes and landscapes, artists have visually expressed the importance of people’s built surroundings to their psychological condition and social wellbeing. ’Dwelling’ features painting, new media and photography from the Rockhampton Museum of Art Collection by Jeffrey Smart, Noel McKenna, John Brack, Valerie Albiston, Belyndah Waugh, and many more.
Image: Jeffrey Smart (1921-2013) Fiumicino Car Park (detail) 1975, oil on canvas. Rockhampton Museum of Art Collection. Purchased through the Art Acquisition Fund with assistance from the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council 1976. © The estate of the artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane