This collection of photographic images by Sioux Tempestt celebrates the stunning heritage architecture of Perth. The works investigate the history of the city by examining the built environment and the changes in structural design over the years. Some dusty and neglected, others beautifully renovated, these jewels link us to past generations. Through these enduring walls and doors, we visualise yesteryear. The laughter of young children heard echoing through the wooden clad hallways. Emigrants working tirelessly seven days a week in the factories, the yards, the infrastructure and stores. The maids in the sculleries, red cheeked and sweaty, toiling away on a hot summer's day.
Combining photography, digital manipulation and various printing techniques, Perth is deconstructed and reconfigured. The work is a re-imagining of Perth’s architectural heritage, giving pause to consider the transformation of the city.
This exhibition represents an important documentation of Perth, enabling us to preserve, respect, honour and remember our heritage. Through these works Sioux hopes Perthites will build on these foundations and embrace our historical architecture. Both large scale original artworks and limited edition prints will be available.
Photos by Mika Thwaites