The Ochre Project

Written by Vanessa Patea.

In the weekend, we went to visit Charlotte Andrew's project called the Ochre Project. We followed a meandering path through the bush at the top of Holloway Road and found the garden shed with an enthusiastic Charlotte. She had created a lab where she was making charcoal, she had also collected ochre from around the country and ground it, mixed it with shark oil to paint on limestone blocks.

I was immediately struck by the colour of the ochre she had collected and it was fascinating to hear her process. She allowed me to photograph her in action in her lab.