Deakin University Gallery: Domestic Bliss - review
Domestic Bliss, Deakin University Gallery, Burwood 5 June to 19 July 2014
I’m here to tell you that I braved the great outdoors to drive to Burwood last week in what can only be described as violent, umbrella thwarting winds. The purpose of this mad capped journey was to visit the exhibition Domestic Bliss which inhabits the space at Deakin University Art Gallery in a drawing together of institution and personal.
Despite its high ceilings and modern facade, the gallery space invites intimacy by virtue of its modest size and single open room. While there are none of the nooks or crannies of a domestic space to allow for private contemplation, the open plan propensity for a sense of surveillance has been muted by the artful use of a large table to create something of a meeting point within the exhibition.