A Doll's House

A life-sized, three-storeyed Doll’s House is visiting Rundle Mall for Adelaide Festival 2020, located next to Nespresso.

Friday 28 - Sunday 15 March 2020


It’s Adelaide Festival’s 60th birthday this year and, in association with Australia’s public art elder statesman, John Kaldor, they’ve commissioned a very special gift for the city!

A perennial on wish-lists for centuries, a really beautiful doll’s house is one of those items too often destined never to eventuate. Well, close your eyes, dream big, and now open them…

Visionary Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, who has been transforming public spaces in jaw-dropping ways across the world since 2000, presents his life-sized, three-storeyed Doll’s House for your delight and discovery. It has been created only once before, outside the Palais de Tokyo art museum in Paris, and now it will be available to visit, free of charge, in the middle of Rundle Mall.

Public Art shapes the experience of our city – where curiosity and culture collide.

Cost: Free
Mon – Thu: 9am – 7pm
Fri: 9am – 9pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun & Public Holidays: 11am – 5pm

In Conversation with artist Tatzu Nishi.

Date: Sunday 1 March
Location: Adelaide City Library, Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall.
Time: 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm
Cost: Free

Head to the City Library for an in-conversation event where Gill Minervini will discuss the work of artist Tatzu Nishi, with John Kaldor.

Visionary Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi has been transforming public spaces in jaw-dropping ways across the world since 2000. His life-sized, three-storeyed Doll’s House, a gift to the city of Adelaide, is sure to be a highlight of the 2020 Adelaide Festival. Join us for this in-depth discussion of the artist’s work: is it about the elevation of the domestic or the deflation of the grandiose? The role of art in public and private life? Ponder as you wander or just have fun playing with this most amazing of toys.

This free event is sure to be popular so book now.

Competition is now closed.

With Adelaide Festival, we are giving you and a friend the opportunity to be one of the first people to walk through and experience the Doll's House! Bringing your childhood dreams to life, you'll get an exclusive preview before it opens to the public.

Competition closes at 10am Monday 24 February 2020. T&Cs Apply.

Winner must be available to attend the event on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 11am.