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Demountable Church - Australia

Tobias Richardson
Demountable Church - Australia
Acrylic on paper
150 x 200cm

The demountable is a classic Australian building. As vernacular forms they are forgettable, ubiquitous and repeatable in the landscape.

This particular demountable church is one I pass on my way to Hill End in New South Wales standing in the forgotten town of Sallys Flat. I have been drawing and painting it for years now.

This church floats in space; it is heated, still and reserved. The image’s pictorial value is fittingly iconic for such an Australian classic. Often in abandoned Australian ghost towns the church is the last building standing.

Tobias Richardson, Leura 2012