Sunday, 22 November 2009

dream home (Sculpture By The Sea 2009)

Dream home by Jane Gillings won the Kids Choice Award at this year's exhibition.

"A firm favourite from the start, Dream Home was constantly played with by children throughout the exhibition who were attracted by the playful small house covered in children's toys made as a response to the consumerism and consumption in our society which starts from a very young age.

"What I love about the piece is that it brings out the kid in everyone and I probably had more fun making it, than the thousands of kids had playing in the piece during the exhibit. Winning this prize is a great reward for a lot of hard work," said artist Jane Gillings.

It has a bright, colourful exterior, but the mood gets much more serious inside, with black walls and scary-looking dolls.

Gillings says the contrasting elements were inspired by the idea that the global financial crisis was sparked by people being encouraged to live beyond their means.


  1. Love the exterior but the interior...Yuk!

  2. Sydney's super Sally showed some strange silly shack sculpture standing seaside!

  3. What a great set of photos. They made me smile, Sally!! Thank you!

  4. Oh Sally - that is amazing, I do like your Dream House photos. It must have been wonderful just looking at it. It must be every child's dream come true to have that in their backyard.
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  5. Fun! And with a quite strong statement too. The colors just popped out in the portal, I had to come by!