Apocalypse College

June 04, 2014  •  20 Comments

 

I was invited the other day to explore and photograph an abandoned college which, I have to say, was very eerie but a lot of fun. The size of this place was huge and the emptiness was overwhelming. Graffiti covered nearly every wall, vandals had destroyed a lot of the property and what they didn't get mother nature was working on. 

WelcomeWelcome Walking though these empty halls you couldn't help but wonder about the history of this place. What students had been educated here and what did they go on to achieve. 

Old School-2Old School-2

Old School-3Old School-3 Old School-4Old School-4 Old School-5Old School-5 I loved the look of the bent Ceiling Fans in this room, almost as if they had melted over time.

Old School-6Old School-6 Time and the element had lifted the parquetry floor leaving the ground littered with small pieces of timber.

Old School-7Old School-7 An X formed by debris kind of felt like a warning.....

Old School-8Old School-8 Old School-9Old School-9 Paint cans were just left sitting by the Vandals and Artists work....

Old School-10Old School-10 Outside, Mother Nature was once again taking back what she had previously owned.

Old School-11Old School-11 Old School-12Old School-12 Old School-13Old School-13 Old School-14Old School-14 Old School-15Old School-15 Old School-16Old School-16 Old School-17Old School-17 Old School-18Old School-18 Occasionally some of the artwork really stood out and demanded attention. I wasn't sure if this was originally a work of art done by a student with the Graffiti then incorporating it or not. The Caption at the top lead me to believe so.

Old School-19Old School-19 Old School-20Old School-20 Old School-21Old School-21 Old School-22Old School-22 I am curious about what discussions may have taken place over this table now covered in Palm leaves

Old School-23Old School-23 Old School-24Old School-24 Old School-25Old School-25 Old School-26Old School-26 This Courtyard now looks more at home in a Zombie Horror movie. I kept expecting to see one walking up these stairs.

Old School-27Old School-27 Old School-28Old School-28 Old School-29Old School-29 Again another piece of Art. Was it there when this place served as a place of learning?

Old School-30Old School-30 Old School-31Old School-31 Old School-32Old School-32 Old School-33Old School-33 Old School-34Old School-34 Old School-35Old School-35 It was absolutely an amazing experience wondering these halls, a place I would love to revisit. Given the chance again however I would take a Flash. As you could see most of these photos were take outside or near windows. There was plenty more I would have loved to have taken and shown but for the lack of light. Needless to say the power bill wouldn't have been payed in quite sometime. :) 

Till next time.

Trav

 

UPDATE

It looks like Brisbane City Council has plans to redevelop the site.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/east/key-site-in-seven-hills-gets-new-housing-development-community-centre/story-fni9r0lo-1226965451890?nk=60342b00ff5353672681868239420dd9

 

 


Comments

Alumnus(non-registered)
What a thrill (and disappointment) to see the old campus.
It's still all very recognisable to me as the place I spent my days from 1989-1991.
Had many long classes in that room with the bent ceiling fans.
Sat at that concrete table many times having lunch.

Rumour had it that the architecture was actually for Danish conditions (heat trap) which made it unbearable in Summer.

What I wouldn't give to get some of that parquetry wood to frame as a souvenir.
Gail Neumann(non-registered)
What the hell!!!! When did they stop teaching there? I studied there in 78. Jon Rigby, Doug Spowert and many others have come out of this place. I have the best memories as a 16yr old there! This is a travesty of justice!!!!
89-91 Interior Design(non-registered)
Good to see it still blending into nature and inspiring creativity! You either loved the place or hated it, I loved it!
Mary-Kate Khoo (86-89 and '912).(non-registered)
Unrecognisable!
What a tragedy - it was a great campus - lots of fond memories. QCA offered the opportunity to explore loads of different mediums and grow with a bunch of talented and inspiring lecturers. It was a brilliant site for an art college with so much space, massive studios, parking etc.
Febe Zylstra(non-registered)
Fond memories of my Visual Art studies at Morningside- shame it has come to this but it is eerily beautiful as well. As mentioned, it would be great to take back this space for the Arts??
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