Image: detail of watercolour ‘Light House, South Head of Pt. Jackson’ in the album Drawing in Sydney 1840-50 PX*D123 State Library of New South Wales

You’d think it would have been a simple and straight forward project…re-roof a couple of tiny guardhouses with timber framed domes, covered in a handful of shingles. Find out why there’s more to this than hardwood, hammers and nails in a series of ponderous talks on what makes this challenging project tick, what’s been learnt and what’s been gained.

Join us at the Barracks for lunchtime talks on 27 July (Clive Lucas) and 3 August (Kate Clark) – find out more here.