Ken Unsworth’s sculpture exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015 has found a new home in the Perth Cultural Centre.
The seven metre tall pine and plywood work, My Home is Your Home, was selected by Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Stefano Carboni, as one of the best works in the recent Sculpture by the Sea exhibition.
Ken Unsworth AM, my home is your home, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015. Photo Jessica Wyld.
In an article for Perth Now, Carboni says: “This combination of sculpture and sound shows a typical colonial Australian house on the right with the sound of Christian chanting that alternates with Muslim chanting from the almost Islamic house on the left, with a bridge between them. It’s a simple idea with a powerful message.”
The installation, which will remain in the Perth Cultural Centre (between William Street and Beaufort Street) for some six months, has been made possible through the involvement of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA). The work has been installed between PICA, AGWA, the WA Museum and the State Library of WA.
“The MRA is very excited to provide a home for such an intriguing piece of work by one of Australia’s most renowned artists, Ken Unsworth. Our business is all about creating places that people want to be part of, so it is fitting that a piece of work that embodies the concept of shared existence be placed in the Peth Cultural Centre.”
-Veronica Jeffery, Executive Director Place Management, MRA
The artist’s statement for the work is simple and resonating, asking the viewer: “It is possible?”
Ken Unsworth AM, my home is your home, installed in the Perth Cultural Centre.