Photography Lock in at Z Ward
Z Ward for the Criminally Insane at Glenside Hospital
Exclusive opportunity – Two hour Photography Lock-ins
Many serious photographers have indicated during the free Open Days at Z Ward that they would like an opportunity to access Z Ward when it is less crowded.
The 130 year old State Heritage listed building has unique architectural features, historical significance, heritage graffiti, and is surrounded by an intact ha-ha wall – possibly the last complete ha-ha wall remaining in Australia. Z Ward at Glenside Hospital has great appeal on these grounds alone to photography enthusiasts, and is also of great interest to health professionals, historians, students of architecture, and those interested in the supernatural.
The new owners of Z Ward (Beach Energy) plan to start building works early next year to modify Z Ward for use as offices. Until then, they are permitting the National Trust of South Australia to operate selected tours to allow South Australians a glimpse of the unique history that is Z Ward.
The Photography Lock-ins at Z Ward are ticketed events limited to a maximum of 20 people per session. Priced at $50, each ticket will allow up to two hours exclusive access inside and outside Z Ward for photographers and videographers. Z Ward is sufficiently large that 20 people will be able to each have their own exclusive spaces around the building and grounds.
After two sold out sessions, the next Photography lock in will take place on Saturday January 10th from 4-6pm. Bookings are essential and must be paid in advance.
Z Ward is an old building with minor hazards including dust, sharp surfaces, and uneven surfaces in the grounds. There are stairs but no lifts or wheelchair access.
There are NO TOILETS or running water in the building. Please bring water if you wish, but no food is permitted inside the building.
There will be no admission without a ticket booked online. The ticket is valid for one person only. The session finishes at 6pm sharp (November 22) 9.30pm sharp (November 29) although you may leave earlier if necessary.
We expect all who book for this event will be prepared to share the space with others, and consider the needs of the whole group. Anyone who does not comply will be asked to leave immediately.
Car parking for this event is available just south of the building, which is located at 63 Conyngham St Glenside. See map