The Dolls House was built in the mid 1970’s by William Cave Howard (1905-1990). Its materials are distinctly 1970’s while the design and proportions reflect a more Georgian Persuasion.

Initially the Dolls House lived in Adelaide and was used by children to act out real and imagined stories and as a space in which to play games.  In 2002 The Dolls House moved to Melbourne, but it was not until March 2004 that it took on its current role as a not-for-profit gallery space.

Situated in a shop window in the inner north of Melbourne, this miniature gallery exhibits site specific installations which engage with the inherent readings, challenges and opportunities presented by its scale and form. The accessibility of both the shop window and the Dolls House, as a site of play and fantasy, invites anyone and everyone to pause for a moment and look through its four rooms.



In 1833/34 Baron Carl Von Hügel visited Australia on board HMS Alligator.

Dymphna Clark’s translation of Von Hügel’s New Holland Journal (1994) informs this series of performative walks.

Walking Hobart, Bathurst area and Western Australia in an attempt to re-trace Von Hügel steps 180 years on is a project
about slippages and shifts in land and time.

After von Hügel

WALKING THE MERRI - From Source to Confluence

A seven day walk from Heathcote Junction to Abbotsford – 100 km of creek (occasional detours) one step at a time.

Merri Creek Walk