‘Topias I’ is the first of a series of exhibitions that examine contemporary Heterotopias, held at Strange Neighbour Gallery in Melbourne, 2016.
The exhibition documented human-made spaces designed to promote privacy, sterility, surveillance and production,
including a hospital, a morgue, an oil refinery, a coalmine, a power station and a prison.
By focusing on society’s most sterile spaces that harness functionality, I wanted to highlight the most basic requirements
for human life: such as our need for food; cleanliness; the simulation of nature and above all; beauty.
‘Topias I’ was proudly supported by Creative Victoria through the VCA & MCM Mentorships program, the
Yarra City Council, and NAVA through an Australian Artists’ Grant made possible through the generous
sponsorship of Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts.