Ian Strange - Suburban Interventions at MAP mima

Ian Strange - Suburban Interventions - Dalison 3 2022.jpg

Ian Strange is a Western Australian born photo-media artist who has forged an international career through a series of site-specific interventions and community-based projects, focusing on the home. 

Suburban Interventions is the first large-scale survey of the artist’s photo media and film work and is arranged sequentially in six titled chapters – Suburban, Final Act, Island, Target, Zloty and Shadow – each containing a distinctive body of work responding to a specific place and time.

Suburban Interventions documents a series of site-specific projects around the world that interrogates the idea of the home as a highly charged symbol, acting to “place the psychological interior of the home onto its exterior”.

This exhibition will be on view at the Museum of Art and Culture, yapang (MAC yapang) and the Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima (MAP mima).

Spanning from 2011 through to 2022, Suburban Interventions at MAP mima will feature a highlight of Ian Strange’s video works, including Traces (2020), Suburban (2011-2013) and Strange’s recent work Dalison (2022). Utilising the MAP mima Cube, Suburban Interventions will showcase Strange’s beautiful and arresting exploration of the home, projected into our dedicated space for video and projection art.

Suburban Interventions will offer a rare opportunity for visitors to experience Traces a 62-minute performance work created in collaboration with contemporary dance company Chunky Move and Dutch choreographer Anouk van Dijk. Traces was filmed in late 2019, and documents the performance of six dancers moving stacked, burnt black timber beams atop white canvases stretched upon the floor. This film will play at 1pm daily in its entirety.

Ian Strange - Suburbane Intervention - Traces - Still Frame


Suburban Interventions at MAP mima will also feature Dalison, a light and sound architectural intervention that was created in collaboration with composer Trevor Powers. Dalison, one of Strange’s most ambitious works to date, is an arresting impressive body of work, featuring photography (on display at MAC yapang) and video (at MAP mima), that explores our relationship to home, community, landscape and destruction through the lens of 20 Dalison Street, Wattleup, one of the last remaining homes in a suburb demolished for industrial redevelopment. 

Image at top: Ian Strange Dalison 3, 2022. archival digital print. Documentation of site-specific intervention. Perth, Western Australia

Image at bottom: Ian Strange and Anouk van Dijk Traces 2020 (still). HD, single channel digital film 16:9, stereo sound, duration 62m06s - looped.




  • Saturday, 23 September 2023 | 09:00 AM - Sunday, 03 December 2023 | 03:00 PM


Multi-Arts Pavilion (MAP mima) Lake Macquarie, 96 Creek Reserve Road, Speers Point 2284  View in Google Maps

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