Queensland in the sixties: a time for the sunshine state to enjoy its time under the sun. A time for weekends spent licking Gaytimes by the Centenary Pool. A time for mini skirts and Mini Mokes. As with the rest of the nation, Queensland experienced a post-war housing shortage with architects needing to turn to new styles and adapt them to suit the state’s sub-tropical climate.
For her second solo exhibition with Edwina Corlette Gallery, Eliza Gosse has rendered modernist buildings alongside vignettes of daily life. By depicting domestic scenes within these designs she posits the importance of this era within the broader narrative of Australian suburbia.