Redfern Boxing Gym

The Redfern Gym situated in the centre of Redfern's Block, has been a wall of strength for the community ever since it opened in 1985. A place of order, discipline and pride in the epicenter of one of Australia's harshest urban environments.

Over the years the tough confines of the gym has provided many a restless young person in Redfern with a physical outlet and a sense of community.

As the landscape inside and around Redfern changes - seemingly on a daily basis, the gym remains. Eventually however the current gym will be replaced by a new gym, requiring temporary relocation.

These photographs took place during the summer of 2011 inside the original Redfern Gym.