Dismantled Gates, Shed 21

Ross, Andrew
07 Jan 1998
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Andrew Ross has been a dedicated photographer of Wellington’s urban and peripheral environment since the early 1990s. He documents forgotten or dilapidated buildings and sites, threatened with demolition or replacement by the new, seeking to save this visual heritage. His use of a large format camera and contact-printing his hand-developed negatives pushes his work into the sphere of fine art photography.

The tallest of Wellington Harbour Board’s former warehouses, Shed 21 was built in 1910 with large doorways to load wool directly into the woolstore by rail. When container shipping arrived and coastal trade was reduced in the 1970s, Shed 21 became redundant. In 2002, the building was converted into Waterloo on Quay Apartments with ground floor retail and office space.

Andrew Ross (born 1966, Masterton), has photographed sites throughout New Zealand, with a concentration on Southland, Whanganui and Masterton, and has also made series of photographs from the USA, UK and Canada. Ross has exhibitioned at City Gallery Wellington and Photospace Gallery, Wellington and his work has been included in Athol McCredie’s New Zealand Photography Collected. His work is held in private and public collections in New Zealand, including Te Papa Tongarewa, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington Museum, Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui, and the Auckland Art Gallery. Ross lives and works in Wellington.
silver gelatin print
12 x 16 prints
Frame: 482 x 538mm
Sight: 284 x 361mm
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