Behind These Walls: Photographs of Decommissioned Australian Prisons and Gaols

On exhibition from 16 December 2017 until 23 February 2018.

For the past 30 years Australian Photographer, Brett Leigh Dicks, has been photographing the world’s natural and urban landscapes etched with traces of human history. His latest project has taken him all over the world to photograph decommissioned prison’s and he has finally had the opportunity to complete a series in his homeland. This exhibition explores eight different prisons spread across Australia that include: Maitland Gaol, Adelaide Gaol, Fremantle Prison, HM Prison Geelong, J Ward Ararat, Old Dubbo Gaol, Parramatta Gaol and Port Arthur.

The subject matter will range from the empty quietness of once bustling cell blocks to more abstract contemplations of the interaction between barred windows and morning lights or the poetic twists of razor wire.

You can browse the exhibition catalogue below, or alternatively the catalogue is available for purchase from the gaol. Click here to read through Brett Leigh Dicks' biography.