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Heroes of Traditional Trades Photographic Competition










Atlas at Eveleigh; Image by Wendie McCaffley


St Dominque Macau Stucco Repair; Image by Kin Hong Ip
Brisbane foundry 2; Image by Dean Saffron 
Skilled painter; Image by Eric Hancock 
Traditional bush timber skills; Image by Chris Smith 
Tuck pointing at Wanslea; Image by Eric Hancock 
Leadwork specialist; Image by Eric Hancock 
Dry stone walling; Image by Kristan Munday


A digital photographic competition is being held as part of the Fabric conference.  Australia ICOMOS is concerned with the gradual loss of skills in traditional trades associated with heritage places in Australia. This competition seeks to record and celebrate people involved with the conservation of traditional trades, crafts or other practices. Entrants are required to send a single photograph of tradespersons in the act of making or with a finished product. The photograph should showcase the skill involved in the trade.

Please download the HEROES OF TRADITIONAL TRADES photo competition flyer for more information on the photographic competition submission guidelines. Judges are looking for eye-catching images that reflect the diversity of traditional trades relevant to heritage places in Australia.


 $500 prize money donated by the National Trust of Australia (South Australia)

Please circulate details of the competition to your colleagues.
Entrants do not need to be ICOMOS members and
do not need to be attending the Fabric Conference

Entries must be received by email by Saturday 7 November 2015

Sach KillamLettering being applied to the conserved sculpture of Diana The Huntress for Sydney Botanical Gardens by monumental mason Sach Killam of the Rookwood Cemetery Trust. Image by Joy Singh of the NSW Government Architect’s Office.