Woolsheds and shearers quarters
With the assistance of Shear Outback, the Shearers' Hall of Fame, she was able to access nine significant woolsheds on the Hay Plains in NSW. Alison Bennett explains I wanted to depict them as empty theatre spaces - there is a sense of latent drama. I have resisted constructing a heritage interpretation. They stand as powerful spaces of themselves. The intrigue of an incomplete narrative is part of their resonance.
The photographs have been constructed by stitching together digital images to create a slightly warped and unexpected perspective. The distortion is sympathetic to the imperfect lines characteristic of these hand-sawn and rude timber buildings.