The Detour was shot on location at the site of Castle Fun Park on the outskirts of Mandurah. More than a record of the demise of a theme park, Spiers expressed his disquiet about the insertion of fantastical Western European architectural vistas into this suburban bushland. As Spier’s melancholic images testified, the hermetic nature of the Park is no guarantee of security against the ravages of bushfires.

Spiers undertook a residency at Red Gate Gallery, Beijing in 2010, and endeared himself to pets and their owners nation-wide as the co-presenter of Pet Photo Booth.

Justin Spiers Floorsheet

Justine Spiers Media Release

Justin Spiers in Art Monthly