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Shadows on the hill

Dan McCabe


Shadows on the hill is a fully functional, waterproof, artist-designed camping tent that camouflages itself as a late 1980s station wagon. Since 2016 it has been presented at multiple urban, suburban and rural locations around Australia. At each campsite McCabe invites passersby to join him for a cuppa and a chat about housing affordability, sustainable architecture and our relationship with the land in contemporary Australia. The work itself is constantly evolving; each audience sharing their concerns, personal experiences and new ideas for the future of our society and the environment. Based off a real car, the 1:1 scale dye-sublimation print on polyester fabric is made up of many high resolution images which have been combined digitally, printed in panels, sewn together and wrapped around a handmade, collapsable aluminium frame. Packed into a transportable canvas bag, it takes about 30min to put up ‘just like a real tent!’ Shadows on the hill is one of 51 works selected as finalists in the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award. Printed by Emerald Dreams.

Artist Dan McCabe

Dan McCabe is one of 51 finalists selected for the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.

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Dan McCabe

Product Information

  • Materials

    Digital photographic print on synthetic fabric using dye-sublimation, aluminium frame, steel, polyester mesh and fixings

  • Size

    137cm h x 197cm w x 457cm d

  • Made


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Western Australia