Commissioned for the 2014 Adelaide Biennial, Ian Strange’s Landed is an architectural replica of his childhood suburban home in Perth. However, rather than being located on a polite suburban street, the house appears to have fallen from the sky and is now embedded in the fabric of North Terrace – Adelaide’s boulevard of Victorian buildings crafted in sandstone.

In the words of catalogue author Ashley Crawford: “…the suburbs are full of houses that are meant to be homes. But all too often, hidden behind these neat façades, there is a void; a world of soulless boredom at best, a hive of domestic violence – both psychological and physical – at worst. And they have spread like a fungal growth, coating the land, springing up massive malls and fast-food dumps as gross accoutrements, buboes of glass and cement.”

Supported by Project Partner EY.



These are episodes of Neighbours directed by David Lynch and scripted by Stephen King with advice from Sigmund Freud.
Ashley Crawford



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Installation view: 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart featuring Ian Strange’s Landed, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2014

Ian Strange, Harvard Street, 2012, archival digital print, 81.2 x 121.8 cm, © Ian Strange. Courtesy the artist

Ian Strange, Collingham Drive, 2011, archival digital print, 110.4 x 165.5 cm, © Ian Strange. Courtesy the artist

Ian Strange, Corrinne Terrace, 2011, archival digital print, 110.4 x 165.5 cm, © Ian Strange. Courtesy the artist