Saturday, 16 December 2017
Monday, 4 December 2017
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
The idea for my 'Remnant Dairy' series came about after I kept noticing identical old buildings on various roadsides in the area. While a few dairies were still in use and had been renovated or even replaced a lot were just abandoned. After some anecdotal research (my 85 year old father was born in the area) I learned some history. The properties these dairies were on were acquired by the Government for WW1 & WW2 Soldier Settlers. Each property had an identical house and a dairy.
I'm interested in how the past is written on the weathered surfaces of these basic functional buildings, giving just as much a sense of history as fine architectural detail.