Claremont Goods Shed

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The historic Claremont Goods Shed (next to Claremont Station) was the venue this morning for the Perth Plein Air Painters gathering for a paint-out.

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The Goods Shed was built in 1887 a year after the Claremont station opened to the public serving the new Fremantle to Guildford rail line which had opened in 1881. This shed served as a small warehouse for goods that would have arrived by ship in Fremantle.

Unbelievably the passenger services on the Fremantle to Perth were abolished for 4 years between September 1979 and July 1983 (allegedly due to poor passenger numbers, the service was only reinstated with a change of government).

The shed has been restored and re-purposed as a not-for-profit arts hub run by Form and has a little cafe (opposite side to my sketch).

Claremont train station, 1902

 

http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Content/PdfLoader.aspx?id=fd107a19-8cd9-412a-9be2-350db8e57076&type=assessment

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-06/old-claremont-shed-to-become-art-gallery-and-cultural-hub/6920368

TWSBI Eco fountain pen with EF nib, De Atramentis document black ink, Pentel waterbrushes broad and fine, various watercolours in homemade Altoids paintbox on Clairefontaine A5 plain notebook.

 

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