Title: I had favourites, now they are throwaways

Exhibited in: The Alternative Archive – Only Hospital For Miles Miles exhibition at the Lake Grace Regional Artspace

Media/Materials: photographic prints, disposable stainless steel instruments, old theatre table.

Size: Variable

Artists Statement:

Bringing into the light, the instruments that would have been good quality and cleaned many times over. Most people would not come into contact with some of the tools that would have been used when the Lake Grace Australian Inland Mission Hospital staff were performing regular surgeries. These photographs give you a look at what would have been treasured and well-respected tools. Society has changed the way it thinks. Nowadays, hospital instruments are sealed in plastic to keep sterile and anything not used is thrown away.

Photograph: Rebecca Clark