Happy New Year everyone! All the best for 2012! WordPress.com has prepared a 2011 annual report for my blog….
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
Petone, Wellington NZ, September 2011: An abandoned pre/primary school in Petone- name and history unknown… Canon EOS 30D/18-55is
Brisbane, Australia, November 25th – January 22nd: A bit of shameless self promotion here , but if your in Brisbane over the next couple of months, go check out SmallWorks Gallery… I’m privileged to be included in the inaugural opening groupshow- “LookSee”- with some very esteemed company. Recent works from the series “Quarantine” and “Bad Education” will be on show. More info here…
Oroua Downs, Horowhenua, NZ, Nov 2011: Canon EOS 30D/18-55is
Lake Alice, Rangitikei, NZ, Nov 2011: Lake Alice Hospital was a notorious rural psychiatric facility that operated from 1950 up untill it’s closure in the late 1990′s…
It was self-sufficient with its own farm, bakery, glass houses and vegetable gardens . It could accomodate up to 900 people in various buildings spread over it’s 56 hectares, including a maximum security unit.
Former patients of the hospital made allegations of extreme abuse here during the 1970′s, including paraldehyde injections, electroconvulsive therapy and sexual abuse.
In 2001 the New Zealand government paid out a total of 10.7 (NZD) million dollars in compensation to 183 former patients and issued a written apology.
Many of the buildings have been demolished and access is denied as the land is now privately owned.
I aim to get access to the remains of the facility at some stage, one way or another…
There are rumours of developing the former water tower into accommodation, a padded room with a view perhaps…
For further reading check out the official Lake Alice website. Canon EOS 30D/18-55is