Old and new Gosnells to meet at next year’s Homegrown Festival


Gosnells Hotel then and now.
Gosnells Hotel then and now.

OLD Gosnells is meeting the present day as part of a collaborative photography project to coincide with next year’s Homegrown Festival.

Workshop Camera Club is working on a project with the City of Gosnells Heritage Services ahead of February’s festival to show the changing face of Gosnells.

The club has been supplied with old pictures of the Gosnells area, some dating as far back as the 19th century.

The photographer’s task is to take pictures from the same locations as they stand today to illustrate how much these landmarks and places have changed over time.

Next year’s festival will feature an exhibition displaying the best new pictures side by side with the original.

Workshop Camera Club president Jane Speijers said they had been given free reign over the photography side of the project.

“They said to be creative, take photos of things which are somehow linked to the old photos,” she said.

“Sometimes it’s a building in the same place, one of the old houses is being converted to a Men’s Shed, so one of our members has been down to the shed and taken pictures inside of the men working.”

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