Vestige is a photographic journey through the abandoned farmhouses of Dorset Road, Kayuga. It traverses time and space through the decomposition of built structures set against a shifting landscape.
‘The surrounding land has been mined and the community has mostly moved on, though Kayuga remains. Abandoned gardens grow wild as spectres settle in dust smothered spaces. Kayuga still breathes, but it’s a different kind of breath; like the lungs of an old working dog, they rise and fall, only gentler than before.’ – Zoe Lonergan.
Lonergan’s work highlights an interplay between the hard lines of geometric shapes and the organic order of nature as seen in the constructed family home, and the landscape it occupies. The exhibition examines the destructive forces of mining and asks what will remain after it’s gone.