stories of art and shelter



ISBN: 9781741741612 Category:

Justin Paton


Justin Paton is an award-winning and extensively published author and highly regarded art curator. In his evocative style and over the seven chapters, Paton investigates a place we all have a stake in – from houses of memory to upturned houses, from haunted houses to light houses, from intimate spaces of shelter to optimistic future communities.

Home is a powerful word. It means many things to many people.
Home can be the house you return to each night. It can be a distant country.
Home can be the voices and presence of loved ones. Or the vulnerable planet we live on.
Home can be a memory, a place in the past.
Or a future place you dream of discovering.
When we tell stories of home, we tell our own stories.
Home is a place we all have a stake in.

Richly illustrated, Dreamhome brings together artworks by 26 artists from around the world, as well as diverse contextual imagery which includes family photographs, film stills, architectural drawings and historical records.

This unique and engagingly written book reveals how some of today’s most exciting artists are reimagining the idea of home for our unsettled times.

Artists include: Hoda Afshar (Iran/Australia); Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan; Philippines/Australia); Igshaan Adams (South Africa); Phyllida Barlow (UK); Zarina Hashmi (India/USA); Simone Leigh (USA); Tracey Moffatt (Australia); Michael Parekowhai (NZ); John Prince Siddon (Australia/Walmajarri)

Additional information

Weight 1184 g
Dimensions 21.8 x 26.7 cm
Publisher name Art Gallery of New South Wales
Publication date 11 July 2023
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.8 x 26.7 cm
Weight 1184 g


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Justin Paton is head curator of international art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. A widely published writer and commentator on the visual arts, his publications include the award-winning How to look at a painting (2005) and McCahon Country [on artist Colin McCahon] (2019), as well as many monographs on artists including Jude Rae, Ricky Swallow, Jeffrey Harris and Julia Morison. Paton was recently co-curator of Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou and led the Art Gallery's acclaimed COVID-response digital project Together In Art. He is currently working on the opening program for the Sydney Modern Project, the contemporary expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.