Tasmania: An Image of the West will
be a cohesive portrait of contemporary life and historical culture
of towns that have suffered extreme decline in Tasmania.
This project will provide an honest account of the landscape, and the people,
in order to preserve the Australian spirit that is present within and around
these towns. The rich heritage of their adversity will be preserved before further
economic and cultural change affects both the people and the land.
This project engages with community members,
documenting their personal oral histories in order to create a current
photographic portrait of these individuals, in their surrounding environments.
Utilising information gained through the interview process, aspects of
both the built and natural environments will be documented accordingly.
Disappearing Tasmania: An Image of the
West will collect samples of personal photographic
documents. By using the archives that are already present within the
communities, a representation of occurrences that have been integral
to the towns life will be achieved.
The documentation of the people within the community, their environment and the
recording of their oral histories will provide important historical documents
of the community at a specific moment in time.