The 50-year old Western Districts Grampian’s Wool Scour was decommissioned in February 2009. The specialised scrubbing machinery has since been sold and shipped to China, where Australia’s wool will be processed more cheaply. In this latest body of work, photographer Peter Garnick captures imagery of workers, machines and environment during the Scour’s final two days of operation.
‘My practice is based on abstract and formalistic interpretations of the built environment. My intent was to capture the atmosphere, commitment, irony and pathos at the closing of another chapter of Victoria’s agricultural history.’
– Peter Garnick
Image: Without a Trace, Archival Pigment Print, 115 x 88cm, 2010