Stoney Roads saw my the Lost Collective gallery of White Bay Power Station and almost instantly reached out, drawing comparisons to one of Germany's most famous nightclubs Berghain.
Initially, when the gallery was going viral, the comments were a mix of heritage aficionados, locals who had always wondered and urban explorers. But I knew the moment when this article went live just by watching the thread of comments.
The thread of comments from the Facebook Gallery where the images were first published, went through a noticeable shift of talking about the historical aspects, to noting that the building was outside the boundary of Sydney's lockout laws.
Imaginations were running wild as to what could become of such an amazing space. I think this train of thought is however shared by quite a few others including some big name players, so I think this dream is an unlikely one.
Lost Collective has created an amazing gallery for the long abandoned (like these places too) White Bay Power Station in Rozelle, Sydney. The heritage listed former coal-fired industrial station stretches across a huge 38000m2 and, let's be frank, with a bit of restoration, a Funktion One sound system, some killer DJs, would be Sydney's answer to Tresor or Berghain.
In the words of the Lost Collective photographer Brett Patman:
"I was lucky enough to be given a tour by Steve, the site security guard of White Bay Power Station of who I have to give huge thanks to for his patience over this 5.5 hour shoot and also for keeping me entertained with his stories about all the would-be intruders he has protected the building from since 1995."
To read the article in Stoney Roads, click here