Ill Manor

Ill Manor was for a long time a local and international artist’s abode in the suburb of West End, Brisbane QLD Australia.
It had numerous occupants in it’s years as a launch pad for the musical, painting and circus underground.
Many parties and gigs were had. Notably the gig upstairs in the main room Involving Kafka, a super dirty lo-fi afro-beat collective. (first image)
Laneous & The Family Yah shot part of their timeless film clip for ‘Oh She’ there.
Watch it (I recommend in HD) here: Laneous & The Family Yah – Oh She

In June 2011 it was sold to a new owner who had no sense of what it was and he gave notice to leave for all inhabitants.
Certain relics have been obtained by some of the artists and still exist, such as the painted front door, and the original land deed to the property.

I went in during the very last week of it’s existence and took some B&W photos using TMAX100 35mm film and a Pentax K1000 camera.


8 responses

  1. great space indeed.

    December 26, 2011 at 8:09 pm

  2. Looks like it was a great place – shame it’s gone. Thanks for sharing.

    January 7, 2012 at 5:52 am

  3. No worries! I’ve just documented an incredible artist’s abode in Melbourne this week. will be posting soon ! :- )

    January 9, 2012 at 2:34 pm

  4. Looks like quite the artistic environment! You could really mellow out and create something special in that space.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:15 am

  5. Freaking awesome shots!

    January 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

  6. jameswakeling

    Such an awesome place and a set of photos that really do it justice.

    January 13, 2012 at 7:42 am

  7. thanks for the kind words 🙂

    i wish this place was still around

    January 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

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