Inspired by the humble bore, Perth artist Mark Parfitt celebrated the life supply of more than 80,000 suburban backyards in his exhibition, Dream Bore.
When his own bore was made redundant, Parfitt sought an alternative use for this Western Australian icon. Assuming the self-reliant mindset of so many ‘can-do’ homeowners, Parfitt converted his home-made bore into an underground garden. Dream Bore was a fond and humorous application of recycling and reinvention to the backyard bore staple. Exploratory drawings, diagrams and an artists’ book by Jamie Macchiusi (WA) and Gemma Weston (WA) accompanied the artists’ garden.