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

Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Studio at Barangaroo

Works in progress

Unfinished oil paintings on canvas by Jane Bennett
Painting inside the the former Cruise ship Terminal at Darling Harbour 8 painted in July-August 2010


plein air oil painting of the demolished Wharf 8 cruise ship terminal at South Barangaroo by industrial heritage and marine artist Jane Bennett
BAR7 'Empty Hall, Wharf 8' 2010 oil on canvas 61 x 183cm
$11,000
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plein air oil painting of the demolished Wharf 8 cruise ship terminal at South Barangaroo by industrial heritage and marine artist Jane Bennett
My paintings of the soon to be demolished Wharf 8 cruise ship terminal at South Barangaroo
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I make the big move out of the terminal, as it is soon to be demolished.
plein air oil painting of the demolished Wharf 8 cruise ship terminal at South Barangaroo by industrial heritage and marine artist Jane Bennett
"Grabber, ripper,muncher" 
2010 oil painting on canvas 31 x 31cm
$990
Enquiries about this painting
janecooperbennett@gmail.com
Yes, they actually are the proper names of the attachments to the excavators! I'm not making them up. Truly.
The "Grabber" is in the centre, the "Ripper" is the wicked looking blade on the right, while the "Muncher" is the monster with the mad fluoro pink "eye" and the toothy jaws in front of the red door to the left. The workmen promised me that there is also a "Pulverizer" that will arrive later. This I have to see!
plein air oil painting of the demolished Wharf 8 cruise ship terminal at South Barangaroo by industrial heritage and marine artist Jane Bennett
Left to right and top to bottom:

"Behind the red door" 
2010 oil painting on canvas 31 x 31cm
$990
"Grabber, ripper,muncher" 
2010 oil painting on canvas 31 x 31cm
$990
"Excavators at rest" 
2010 oil painting on canvas 56 x 76cm
$5,000
Enquiries about these paintings
janecooperbennett@gmail.com

A good day at the office! Three paintings completed before I was kicked out!
plein air oil painting of the demolished Wharf 8 cruise ship terminal at South Barangaroo by industrial heritage and marine artist Jane Bennett
Left to right and top to bottom:

"May open without warning" 
2010 oil painting on canvas 56 x 76cm
$5,000
"May close without warning" 
2010 oil painting on canvas 56 x 76cm
$5,000
Enquiries about these paintings

Everything must go!

This was the very last day that I was able to leave my easels and canvases inside the terminal.
I've been kicked out of Wharf 8 and now have moved my stuff into a room in the loading dock of the old Sydney Ports Corporation Maintenance Depot that has been recently used to display the designs for Barangaroo.
Not for long, apparently - Bovis LendLease has already moved the entrance twice and I've noticed construction of new site offices starting in the north-west corner.
This building will obviously be the next to go after the DH8 terminal. Exactly when is anyone's guess.

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