The Brisbane Powerhouse

These photos were taken at the Brisbane Powerhouse back in March and it was such an interesting place to shoot. The Powerhouse is now a hive of activity for performing Arts. Here’s a little history for you:

“In the early 1900s Brisbane City Council cast its vision towards a tramway system. The result was the creation of the Brisbane City Council New Farm Powerhouse…”

“At its peak in the post-war years the New Farm Powerhouse supplied electricity for the largest tram network in the southern hemisphere and serviced many of Brisbane’s suburbs. When trams were replaced by buses, Brisbane City Council sold the building to the state. The Powerhouse was officially decommissioned in 1971.which powered the tram network as well as many suburbs.”

Source: http://brisbanepowerhouse.org/about/our-story/