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42: life, the universe and everything – House Conspiracy – Saturday December 7 2019 from 16:00-21:00 –




What is House Conspiracy? Is it a house? A community? A conspiracy? Yes, yes, and yes. But it’s also a space in the universe where art happens – so much art that it can’t all be shown in one space. 42 is a multisite exhibition that will take over the neighbourhood to celebrate the artists, creatives, and the community that keeps this house as a home for artists and our art loving friends.




In Douglas Adam’s novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it takes supercomputer Deep Thought 7.5 million years to arrive at ’42’ – the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Well, 42 makes perfect sense to us and the many artists who have resided and explored their artistic practice within the humble walls of the modest queenslander that is progressively becoming dwarfed by surrounding concrete and gentrification.




42 celebrates the last 18 months of House Conspiracy’s creative cycles. It showcases art from our Alumni Artists, current Artist in Residence, Erin Green, and photographic prints developed in our onsite darkroom by our film community. 42 also features open studios from the current artists, offering the opportunity to explore the world of work-in-progress art.



The exhibition takes place at 42 Mollison Street (House Conspiracy) and around the corner at Kennards Storage. At Kennards we have organised a multi-storage-shed exhibition and performance works by Ashley Peel. The event continues and concludes at Vacant Assembly with live performances by Justine Keim and Unregistered Master Builder.




At Vacant Assembly we will host an art auction to raise funds for our inaugural Rural Artist in Residence Exchange, commencing in 2020. This Up-Late event will feature the launch of a teaser of a poetic documentary crafted by resident film group, Brisbane Film Ensemble, exploring what the f*ck House Conspiracy is, and an interdisciplinary performance piece Ceremony by a collection of performance art, theatre, dance, and adult entertainment artists.




House Conspiracy: 4pm – 6pm
42 Mollison Street, West End




Kennards Storage: 5pm – 6:30pm
52, Bank Street, West End




Vacant Assembly: 6:30 – 9pm
266 Montague Road, West End