From 99 suburbs across Melbourne, 99 samples of land extracted, valued, individually packaged, sold!
Tonight is auction night for inspirational artist David Short’s exhibition of 10 x 10cm blocks of land. He has valued each piece of land from every suburb according to local council valuations and tonight is your chance to buy a slice of the Great Australian Dream. For many young people that might be as close as they ever get to ownership under present economic policy.
Questioning the values we pay for land, David has an interesting story on the motivations of land price versus land value, one of our favourite topics. With land ‘another commodity’, the connection to the history of location and community has diminished.
The exhibition only has 2 days left. Be sure to visit and support this concept at Seventh Gallery, 155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy.