Willow Court Project

The original home of Willow Court on the internet

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Hello everyone. The Willow Court Project is back up and ready to go for 2017. We wanted to start with a post describing where we went, what happened and where we are going from here on out. The Issues Back in early 2016 we began noticing some issues with the

February 09, 2017
Contact Person Nick Jarvis

This post was supposed to be about sharing a video about the Dark Mofo event, but I couldn’t help myself talking about the event once again, so bare with me. Well I think almost everyone agrees with what a success Dark Mofo was at Willow Court and the exhibition

June 28, 2016
Contact Person Nick Jarvis

The Australian Mental health in the spotlight in Mike Parr’s Dark Mofo installation I thought this article in The Australian was a rather interesting read about the upcoming Dark Mofo event Mike Parr at Willow Court. *Some people are rather strict on their view of sensitivity at Willow Court,

May 31, 2016
Contact Person Nick Jarvis

Hi Today I noticed a person going by the name of “All of This” on Youtube has uploaded 9 videos filmed in the Willow Court Oval Precinct named Abandoned Tasmania. The films are quite short and show Ward D, E and G. Take a look for yourself.

May 31, 2016
Contact Person Nick Jarvis

*A person on gumtree is selling what they describe as * “First psych ward/barracks in aus (van diemans land). Key plate from a cell from asylum in Tasmania. Willow court; criminally insane ward.” The asking price is $60 ono Whats your thoughts, anyone interested? http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/

May 27, 2016
Contact Person Aiden Sullivan

Following on from my previous blog surrounding Glenora ward I thought it would be wise to document the current state of the other Oval precinct buildings, Esperance & Derwent. This week’s blog will be focused on Ward E. Built in 1936, Ward E was used to house patients with

May 21, 2016
Contact Person Aiden Sullivan

I received these two building plans earlier on in the year from a Derwent Valley councillor, it gives a great sense of how the barracks was original used while in operation! I personal like the plan showing a side profile of the building and also what each room was. Aiden.

May 18, 2016