The Woolshed

noun wool·shed \ ˈwu̇l-ˌshed \ : a building or group of buildings in which sheep are sheared and wool is prepared for market.

Australian, NZ. First Known Use: 1844

Generations of shearers have randomly chalked names and dates; the unique patina created by their graffiti, oily lanolin and dust characterises the working history of the Woolshed.

The contents subtly document shearing work across generations; various randomly placed objects, shearing tools, farming equipment are balanced on shelves, hanging from wire or string and occupy dusty corners.

Some in use, many of them broken or forgotten about and others left ‘just in case’.