Fyshwick

Corner of Canberra Avenue & Lithgow Street
25-29 Tennant Street
10 Ipswich Street
91-97 Gladstone Street
Still Life, Barrier Street
173 Newcastle Street
84 Newcastle Street (I)
7 Barrier Street
53 Collie Street (I)
75 Tennant Street (I)
3 Yallourn Street
32 Isa Sreet
101-103 Newcastle Street
Lone Tree, Barrier Street
337 Canberra Avenue

Corner of Canberra Avenue & Lithgow Street

25-29 Tennant Street

10 Ipswich Street

91-97 Gladstone Street

Still Life, Barrier Street

173 Newcastle Street

84 Newcastle Street (I)

7 Barrier Street

53 Collie Street (I)

75 Tennant Street (I)

3 Yallourn Street

32 Isa Sreet

101-103 Newcastle Street

Lone Tree, Barrier Street

337 Canberra Avenue

Fyshwick is Canberra’s oldest industrial suburb, the place on the edge of the map where the basic goods and services any city needs can be kept out of sight. It’s a colourful, messy, exuberant, sometimes sleazy yet fascinating jumble of a place, full of odd surprises and unexpected flashes of humour – a visual feast and endless challenge for the photographer.

It is also changing fast, as time and redevelopment have their way with colourful buildings and quirky signs that always made me smile. When a rainbow painted facade was demolished before I got around to photographing it, I began a personal project to record favourite aspects of the old, familiar Fyshwick before more could disappear. For sixteen months I stalked mellow, late afternoon light around Fyshwick, marvelling as it revealed, concealed and transformed familiar scenes for my camera.