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1 House = 1000 Homes

Sometimes art events in aid of community awareness about something or other can be a little naff. Not this one.
By Bree Pickering
October 20, 2009
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1 House = 1000 Homes

Sometimes art events in aid of community awareness about something or other can be a little naff. Not this one.
By Bree Pickering
October 20, 2009
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Sometimes art events in aid of community awareness about something or other can be a little naff. Sometimes they're all about the artists acting heroic while pretending they are not waiting for that commercial gallery to call â€" oooh ouch! But sometimes, when the artists involved are attempting something of a particularly spectacular magnitude, such projects can be both really great and worthy of their cause.

Artist and undergraduate architect Mathieu Gallois and graduate architects Caz Comino and Vesna Trobec are marking the beginning of their fundraising drive for global organisation Habitat for Humanity (ultimate goal a million big ones), with a concept driven exhibition in the foyer of CarriageWorks.

As part of 1 House = 1000 Homes seven community organizations â€" Ghana, Philippines, Peru, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Namibia and Sri Lanka â€" have been invited to propose how they would spend the proceeds of the sale of one Australian house (said house/s coming from the kind benefaction of Australian property developers, well that's the idea anyway).

In an attempt to highlight global wealth disparity, 1 House = 1000 Homes will exhibit the seven proposals in a huge installation, combining large-scale sculpture, photographs, video and animation.

So if you know any super nice property developers maybe take them on a date to CarriageWorks...

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