Ahn & Pete The Bus Stop Project, 2012 by Simone Darcy

image of Ahn & Pete The Bus Stop Project 2012 by Simone Darcy

Artist's statement

This portrait of Ahn Wells and Peter Speight is part of ‘The Bus Stop Project’, a series of ‘exposing’ portraits taken in the early morning winter months of 2011 and into 2012. This image was taken in the bus stop in Hunter Street, Newcastle. The artist-built bus stop features domestic wallpaper and objects placed behind glass, giving a sense of the home. It has become a home for a number of locals who live on the street and take refuge in the shelter throughout the day and night. My dear friend and well known sculptor Peter Speight passed away in September 2012.