Friday, July 23, 2010

University of Tasmania Sandy Bay Campus Photographic Series

An Ariel view of the Sandy Bay campus and sports grounds.  
(source: Archives Office of Tasmania: AB713-1-11965-1)
The University of Tasmania campus located in Sandy Bay, overlooking the River Derwent and the impressively dominating  Mt Wellington as it’s backdrop.  The ascending University campus boasts a vast collection of significant post War buildings. The original buildings were built in the late 1950s and many still stand today, showcasing a style that was cutting edge at the time it was designed, and something that Hobart, or indeed Tasmania had not witnessed before on such a large scale.

Throughout the next series of blog entries I will take a closer look at the diverse range of important Modernist Buildings that come toghether to make a wonderful in-tact post war University campus.

It's interesting to note in the photograph above how 'clean' the site looks with the photograph being taken not long after all the buildings were built.  The buildings were set out to form a U shape, and as you walk from the bottom  to top there is an empty space where the University Hall was to be built, but never was.  The Student Cafe is now in this space. 

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Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.

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