Category Archives: Politics

A heritage vision for sustainable housing goes to ICAC

I recently wrote an article for The Conversation about the controversial plans to redevelop PA Yeomans’ historic Yobarnie, in North Richmond. We’ve previously discussed the attempts to get Yobarnie heritage listed in this blog. It has emerged via the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) that the approval for the housing development was granted following an […]

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Field Trip to Yobarnie

This set of photos were sent by Caren Florance following our Field Trip to Yobarnie in January 2014. The following is an excerpt from an email sent to us by Naomi Parry, who also came along on the Field Trip, and who offered an acknowledgement of country on behalf of our group while we had […]

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Videos in the Yeomans Project exhibition

In the above photo, you can see the “Yobarnie Map Wall” at the Yeomans Project exhibition at AGNSW. There are four digital video screens hung on the wall, amongst a range of photographs taken from PA Yeomans’ books. None of the videos was made by us. From left to right, these are the videos used […]

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The Power of the Press

The big FAG printing press (from which Big Fag Press gets its name) is a wondrous thing especially to someone like me who once worked in publishing. It is horrifying to think it almost went into the scrap metal crusher. Its survival is partly responsible for this project which originated in discussions Lucas and I […]

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The Exhibition Circus

I know we have looked really slack not posting for two months but the reason was simple enough, we had to do the work for the exhibition Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art . What an effort it has been, you wouldn’t think anything so simple could involve so much work […]

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Heritage versus subdivision

We were hoping to go back to Nevellan this week to interview Bob Peel but he rang to say he didn’t want to talk because he didn’t run the property according to Yeomans’ original principles and so he didn’t really have anything to say. It was disappointing because we wanted to discuss in more detail […]

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Support GetUp

GetUp has a campaign going on water and sustainability in the Murray Darling Basin, a contemporary issue at the heart of Yeomans’ program for better use of water in agriculture. It needs more support so sign up here.

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  • This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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