greening Bowden
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The suburbs west of the city of Adelaide and the parklands, such as Hindmarsh and Bowden,   were earmarked as industrial areas prior to 1945 because they  were  in the vicinity of the road and rail links between Adelaide’s CBD … Read More

An empty urbanscape
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The empty urban streets of the inner suburb of Bowden bear witness to the slow and steady disappearance of the blue collar, inner suburb working class through the process of de-industralization. The streets are the sites of  this trauma and … Read More

Portraits
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I only made a few portraits of people in the city of Adelaide during the 1980s. One place was Valentino’s Restaurant in Gays Arcade, off Adelaide Arcade, near Twin Street.  My sister used to work there as a waitress whilst she … Read More

the “rust belt” state
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The deregulatory  financial reforms of the Hawke/Keating  government from 1983 that saw the globalisation of the Australian economy helped to advance the speculative boom that occurred in the late 1980s. In Adelaide, insurance companies, superannuation funds and government financial institutions … Read More

a point of departure
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As the  social relationships between people were becoming increasingly mediated by images,  and the symbols of consumption such as cars, neon signs, and shops became ever more seductive and signs of social status and personal identity, the process of  deindustrialisation continued … Read More

keep calm and carry on
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There are now millions of photographers and billions of photographs around the globe,  and the accumulation of photographic images in the institutional and online archives  is staggering,  if not astounding. The aggressive and voracious appetite of the photographic eye accelerates … Read More

Preface
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The Bowden Archives and Other Marginalia  is constructed from my unruly 1980s photographic archives,  and  it primarily consists of photos that I made in  Adelaide during the 1980s; a decade that saw the melting away of all that was once … Read More

Adelaide in the 1980s
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The early 1980s in the anxious city of Adelaide saw the redevelopment of the Adelaide Railway Station precinct as a means to revitalise the city of Adelaide to address  South Australia’s  economic decline and  high unemployment. The redevelopment was part … Read More

seascapes + memory
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As I go through my black and white archives  from the 1980s for The Bowden Archives and Other Marginala book   I am starting to come across  some seascape images that I cannot recall making.   Nor can I recall … Read More

The Bowden Archives and other Marginalia
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The Bowden Archives and other Marginalia  is the current working title of the  book of  my archival photographs from the 1980s that I have recently started to work on. What unfolds in the book is a collage of images and … Read More

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