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Preserving local heritage with pen and pencil

While many heritage buildings around Australia may have sadly become
victims of the wrecking balls of progress, the memory of these places lives on
in the piles of sketch books scattered around Terry Robinson’s home studio.
By Ashlee Betteridge.

With a background in architecture Terry has been involved with the

and art, Concord West graphic society for more than 10 years and
designer Terry Robinson has worked said he has enjoyed working on the
on everything from road plans to book.
product packaging. “In years to come it will give peo-
But his love of architectural his- ple an idea of what was there in the
tory and sketching has taken him area. Concord is gradually losing its
around Australia and overseas in an old architecture styles and hopefully
effort to put our disappearing past this will be a way to remember it,”
down on paper. Terry said.
Terry is currently working on “A lot of places I have sketched
sketches for a book called Concord for exhibitions and the like have dis-
Heritage Drive, which is being com- appeared in fires and other things,”
piled by members of the Concord he said.
Heritage Society. “To drive around the country and
The society plans to release the see the contrast now and see many
illustrated driving tour book when of these buildings that are gone, or
it opens its new museum at the some that have been either restored
Terry Robinson’s passion for sketching historic buildings has taken him all former Bent Street Library site later or neglected, it’s one of the reasons
over Australia, and his work has been published in a number of books. this year. that I do this and keep this record.”

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