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Presented in partnership with Beaker Street Festival, Soma Lumia in collaboration with Samantha Dennis & Franklin House

Saturday 6 + Sunday 7   |   12pm - 4pm   |   Various   |   Franklin House

Homecoming is a hybrid digital/sculptural installation at Franklin House that responds to the concept of acclimatization societies of the mid-1800s. These societies were established to introduce animals and plants which reproduced a sense of home in an otherwise alien landscape. A lack of biological knowledge meant that the consequences of these actions were generally unforeseen.  These societies “liberated” the likes of starlings, sparrows, rabbits, gorse, and foxgloves to Australia.

Homecoming by tech/art collective Soma Lumia and award-winning jeweller Samantha Dennis, explores the concept and repercussions of these societies through an immersive, site-responsive installation at Franklin House.


Saturday 6 + Sunday 7


12pm - 4pm




Franklin House


$12 full | $10 concession | $5 child aged 7-16yrs | $30 family
Free for National Trust Members and children 6 years and under

No Bookings required

Tickets can be purchased on the day from Franklin House and include a self-guided tour. All proceeds go to Franklin House. The event will take place during normal Franklin House opening hours and run with assistance from Franklin House volunteers.

Any queries phone 6344 7824


Thank you