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.