Sunday, 25 April 2010

Set up

The Quarryhouse Project came about when we discovered the derelict garage building at the top of the woods. I had decided it would be the perfect place for an exhibition and Johnsey had fallen in love with the building and decided to paint it life size for his end of year show. During the year we started look into the history of the building and as we began clearing it out found bit and bobs which hinted to the past life of the Quarryhouse.
It seemed to be a garage used for the quarry above it. We found an old tyre pressure chart, old bits of tyre, cans and mugs. Gradually we began piecing together the story of the building from years of quarry use to its abandoned years where it became coated in grafitti.
In the opening we aimed to encourage people to reacess the forgotten space and admire its rickety journey.

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