Multi-award winning freelance photographer Yasmin Mund’s second ever photographic exhibtion is set to open at the Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club this week.
Concrete Jungle explores and documents the experience of residents living in the iconic Glenview Court apartment block where Yasmin resided prior to its closure for re-development. The exhibition explores the themes of gentrification, history, art, design, architecture, and how our homes represent a huge part of our human existence.
Glenview Court is known as one of Sydney’s ugliest buildings in one of its most stunning locations. A brutalist white concrete block perched on a clifftop overlooking Tamarama Beach, it has been nicknamed The Beast, Tamarama Toaster, Soviet Hospital, and the Housing Commission. A building often loathed from the outside but adored from within, anyone who hasn’t lived in the building could not understand its appeal. Only the residents understood its beauty. Outside was one of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches, inside was a diverse and convivial community of retirees, travellers, backpackers, low rent paying artists, creatives, and even squatters. The juxtaposition of living in such a derelict building, in one of Sydney’s most glamorous and expensive suburbs, staring at a million dollar view every day provided a truly unique experience.
All proceeds from the exhibition are being donated to Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club for their upcoming renovation.
Apr 14-18. Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club, 1A Pacific Ave, Tamarama. Info: www.yasminmund.com