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, November 30, 2010

Recently Sold Paintings : Pyrmont Paintings at Workplace 6

plein air oil painting of Pyrmont from the roof of the Pyrmont Power Station by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
Pyrmont Panorama : Union Square from the Roof of Pyrmont Power Station  1993 oil on canvas 91 x 122cm
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This canvas was from one of my favourite studios  - in Pyrmont the roof of the old Pyrmont Power Station. Many of my paintings  concentrate on the spectacular Sydney Harbour views, but for a change I painted the heritage precinct of worker’s cottages, Victorian terraces and bond stores, little knowing how much this view would soon change. The bond stores  next to the vacant lot would soon make way for the substation between Pyrmont and Harris streets. The old “Duke of Edinburgh” hotel on the corner of Union and Harris Streets was renovated and is now called the “Harlequin Inn”. The handsome sandstone building with a red tiled roof was the Pyrmont Post Office, and has now become the Pyrmont branch of the Bendigo Community Bank.
I exhibited this work as part of my Pyrmont display at Workplace6 during the Sydney Open. While that exhibition was not intended to be a commercial show, many people contacted my gallery, the Frances Keevil Gallery afterwards to enquire about the paintings.

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