MEANWHILE are pleased to present ‘Burning Down the Houses’ an exhibition by Isabella Dampney and Theo Macdonald.

Using painting, found objects and video installation Burning Down the Houses explores how the introduction of the television object transforms public space. Entertainment venues, like the gallery, the cinema, and the bar, have an imperative of community care. With the introduction of television, these spaces are morally reshaped reflecting in new ways the dominant beliefs of the culture at large.


Isabella Dampney and Theo Macdonald have an ongoing collaborative practice and have exhibited in Auckland, Wellington, and Sydney, as well as working with Enjoy Contemporary Art Space on the publication Heart of Glass (2018). Their joint practice focuses on site specific exhibition making, media architecture and musical prowess.