The Woolstores Project

Woolstores, Brisbane
Ongoing Project

Since 2017, I have curated the Woolstores Project in collaboration with Dr. Victoria Lawson. The project team curates exhibitions within the historic Ansonia Woolstore building in Brisbane, reflecting on the history and the institution of the Woolstores as a type of transitional urban space, creative environment, and site of consumption.

The history of the Teneriffe Woolstore buildings highlights the colonial history of Brisbane, which was built on the sheep industry, as well as mining, logging, and tourism. The gentrification of the Woolstores over nearly half a century showcases the evolving nature of this urban space and its role in domestic cultural tourism along the Brisbane River, near the Powerhouse Museum, New Farm, and Fortitude Valley.