Home: A Suburban Obsession

Exhibition and Shows

7 Dec 2018 to 14 Jul 2019

Home: a suburban obsession is about the allure of home and the stories found within, inspired by one of the largest digitised photographic collections of Queensland houses. It explores the social and emotional foundations of houses through ephemera and artistic responses capturing the places we call home.

During the 1960s and 70s, Frank and Eunice roamed the suburbs photographing houses in South-East Queensland. Fifty years on, the legacy of their efforts is an extensive collection of images that indiscriminately capture Queensland housing stock – from the architectural to the ramshackle.

Learn more about the interesting stories behind the photographs that have been embraced by a community infatuated with Frank and Eunice Corley’s work.

Through an immersive virtual reality streetscape, art installations, incredible untold stories and rarely-seen photographs, peer through the Corleys’ viewfinder to see just a glimpse of their extraordinary obsession.

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


An access and inclusion statement is available (make this available on your website). Art & Culture Cafe Carpark Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Family Family Friendly Free Wifi History & Heritage International Lockers Parents Room Public Telephone Public Toilet Restaurant Shop Wheelchair access


Free Entry

Event Times

7 Dec 2018 to 14 Jul 2019

Once Only Event


State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place, South Brisbane, 4101

Nearby Accommodation

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Mantra Terrace Hotel

Mantra Terrace Hotel


Standard Room

Sage Hotel James Street

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Queen Guest Room

The Point Brisbane – Hotel

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane


Art Series – The Johnson

Spring Hill, Brisbane

Club Room

Sofitel Brisbane Central


Altitude Suite Meriton Brisbane

Meriton Suites Adelaide Street, Brisbane


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