EDMUND THE OLD HOUSE
CHRIS O’BRIEN AND BERNADETTE TRENCH-THIEDEMAN
Edmund the house lived at No. 8 Urquart St Northcote, on the banks of the Merri Creek, until he was demolished 5 years ago to make way for townhouse apartments. Edmund was a farmhouse and was built in the 1890’s before Northcote had all of its roads built.
Chris has been making models of Edmund, writing stories about him and animating movies with Edmund as the lead actor for the last 5 years.
This fragment of Edmund is a time machine, revealing layers of real and imagined histories, transporting people back to when ‘something happened’ in the front room.
Chris and Bernadette have been working together for over 3 years, sharing a passion for model making, animation, architecture, Google Sketch up and Beetlejuice.