Industrial Cathedral

Industrial Cathedral
"Industrial Cathedral" charcoal drawing on paper 131 x 131 cm Jane Bennett. This drawing was a finalist in the 1998 Dobell Prize for Drawing (Art Gallery of N.S.W.) ; Finalist in 1998 Blake Prize for Religious Art ; Winner of 1998 Hunter's Hill Open Art Prize

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

May close without warning


Paintings of the loading dock of the former cruise ship terminal Wharf 8 at Barangaroo.


Poignant reminders of the site's previous function create ironic, even surrealist undertones. This building will be demolished in late August 2010. It had only been opened in July 1999, for the expected influx of cruise ships for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

This painting shows the entrance to the loading dock, normally off limits to the public. The door is open to the view north towards the Sydney Harbour Control Tower on the right and the new temporary cruise ship facilities in the marquee to the left.

plein air oil painting of now demolished cruise ship terminal Wharf 8 at Barangaroo by industrial heritage and marine artist Jane Bennett
"Inside the loading dock of the former Cruise ship Terminal at Darling Harbour 8" 2010 oil painting on canvas 56 x 76cm
$5,000
Enquiries about this painting

After 2nd day of painting- only needs finishing touches on masonry and shadows.
I'll have to take this home to do the final flourishes as Cardinal has just parked 3 large excavators right in front of me just as I was about to complete this! I musn't get dust on it when I'm putting on layers of glazes or I'll spend the next fortnight plucking the bits of gravel, pigeon feathers etc off the surface with a pair of tweezers!
plein air oil painting of now demolished cruise ship terminal Wharf 8 at Barangaroo by industrial heritage and marine artist Jane Bennett
The completed painting: "May open without warning"
2010 oil painting on canvas 56 x 76cm
$5,000
Enquiries about this painting
Painted from a similar viewpoint as "May close without warning..."
I changed the title from "Inside the loading dock of the former Cruise ship Terminal at Darling Harbour 8" to the more concise and catchy "May Open without warning". I had painted the sign on the ground but hadn't really noticed how it made a neat bookend to the other painting until my gallery pointed it out! 


plein air oil painting of now demolished cruise ship terminal Wharf 8 at Barangaroo by industrial heritage and marine artist Jane Bennett
"May close without warning "
2010 oil painting on canvas 56 x 76cm
$5,000
Enquiries about this painting
janecooperbennett@gmail.com

Day 1 of this painting

Through the doorway is the Sydney Harbour Control Tower and the marquee used for the temporary cruise ship facilities by Sydney Ports Corporation.
plein air oil painting of now demolished cruise ship terminal Wharf 8 at Barangaroo by industrial heritage and marine artist Jane Bennett
The completed painting "May close without warning "
2010 oil painting on canvas 56 x 76cm
$5,000
Enquiries about this painting
janecooperbennett@gmail.com

The title of this painting could double as my motto!
"May close without warning" says it all. I never need to make jokes - the truth is quite adequately hilarious.

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