The Nurses' Home


Michael Durand


The Nurses' Home is a photographic documentary of the Mater College of Nursing, which was built in 1954. The buildings primary function was as living quarters and lecture rooms for Mater Hospital nurses during their training. The work was made prior to the buildings demolition in the summer of 2008. The empty building was photographed over a number of days and nights, using natural and street lighting to illuminate the spaces. Archival photographs were also projected into rooms and corridors in an attempt to capture a sense of memory and absence.

Writers: Doireann Wallace and Sr. Eugene Nolan

Editor: Tim Kovar

MCHD and MCO Projects


Full Colour Illustrations

52 pages

220mm x 180mm

ISBN: 978-0-9552388-5-7

MCHD and MCO projects

Available from: Dara Carroll at MCHD



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