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, December 14, 2010

My paintings in the Xmas Exhibition at Camden Fine Art Gallery :

My Paintings for sale in 'Sydney Harbour and Country Links'

My Paintings will be for sale in the annual Xmas exhibition at Camden Civic Centre (Undercroft), Oxley Street, Camden, on 14-18 December 2010. 


A preview of some of my paintings on display in this exhibition:

Sydney Harbour Ferries

marne art, Sydney Harbour Bridge with Sydney ferry 'Charlotte'  oil painting by artist Jane Bennett
The 'Charlotte' arriving at Milson's Point Jetty 
2009  oil painting on canvas 25 x 25cm
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marne art, Sydney Harbour Bridge with Sydney ferry 'Charlotte'  oil painting by artist Jane Bennett
The 'Charlotte' departing from Milson's Point Jetty 
2009  oil painting on canvas 25 x 25cm 
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Sydney Harbour Bridge by day and night

'Sydney Harbour Bridge Panorama- day' 
2009 oil painting on canvas 31 x 61cm
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'Sydney Harbour Panorama- evening' 
2009 oil painting on canvas 31 x 61cm
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"Some pubs with no beer"

Paintings of 2 ex-pubs, once favourite wharfie watering holes at the northern end of Harris st, Pyrmont. The 'Pyrmont Arms' has now been redeveloped as an apartment complex and a boutique wine cellar. The aptly named 'Terminus' remains abandoned and derelict to this day.
 
streetscape, old pub in Pyrmont, 'Pyrmont Arms', oil painting by artist Jane Bennett
'The Pyrmont Arms from the roof of the C.S.R.' 
1990  oil on canvas 31 x 31 cm
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Painted from the roof of the CSR Boilerhouse, CSR Refinery, Pyrmont. This was during the 'Pyrmont Arms' Hotel's last days as a working pub.
streetscape, old pub in Pyrmont, 'Pyrmont Arms', oil painting by artist Jane Bennett
The ex- pub 'The Pyrmont Arms' 
1992  oil on canvas 31 x 31 cm
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A later chapter in the afterlife of this shabby old pub. Also painted from the roof of the CSR Boilerhouse, CSR Refinery, Pyrmont.
streetscape, old pub in Pyrmont, 'Pyrmont Arms', oil painting by artist Jane Bennett
'The ex- pub 'The Pyrmont Arms' from the CSR Boiler house' 1992 oil painting on canvas 40 x 80 cm
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This was also painted from the roof of the CSR Boilerhouse, CSR Refinery, Pyrmont. In the foreground are the rusty tin roofs of Bond Stores (now replaced by "Sanctuary Sanatorium') and the CSR Chem labs (now replaced by a vacant block, awaiting development of the last block of Jackson's Landing by Lendlease)
streetscape, old pub in Pyrmont, 'Terminus Hotel', oil painting by artist Jane Bennett
'The Terminus- pub with no beer' 
2010  oil on canvas 31 x 31 cm
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Once a notorious bikie HQ, this picturesque vine covered ruin on the corner of John and Harris streets has been derelict since 1992.
The rumour mill has it that the Terminus was closed after the only son of the manager was shot. I have heard that it is owned by an odd couple with a penchant for collecting a portfolio of down at heel properties in similar condition, which to this date have not yet been redeveloped.
Why it has been derelict for 18 years remains a disquieting mystery.

For more information about my Pyrmont paintings :
My Pyrmont page in this blog 

 Update
This exhibition has now closed
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Exhibition at the Eveleigh Field Day

Exhibition of my paintings of Eveleigh Railway Workshops in Bay 1/2 Australian Technology Park on Saturday 30th October 2010

oil painting of Blacksmiths forge 'Wrought Artworks' Eveleigh Railway Workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett

'Wrought Artworks' Field Day October 30th' 
2010 oil on canvas 41 x 51 cm
$2,400 
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Guido Gouvernor, The blacksmith of 'Wrought Artworks' is in the centre next to the Massey Air Hammer. 'Wrought Artworks' gave a forging demonstration that afternoon. I painted about 80% of this on the day; then came back a couple of days later to complete it.
exhibition of oil paintings of Blacksmiths forge 'Wrought Artworks' Eveleigh Railway Workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
Exhibition of oil paintings of Eveleigh Railway Workshops painted on site by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
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exhibition of oil paintings of Blacksmiths forge 'Wrought Artworks' Eveleigh Railway Workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
Exhibition of oil paintings of Eveleigh Railway Workshops painted on site by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
Enquiries about these paintings
janecooperbennett@gmail.com
The paintings are displayed in the corridor between Bay1/2 North and Bay 1/2 South - most appropriate as a few of them were painted just a few metres away.
exhibition of oil paintings of Blacksmiths forge 'Wrought Artworks' Eveleigh Railway Workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
Exhibition of oil paintings of Eveleigh Railway Workshops painted on site by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
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In the background lurks the majestic Davy Steam press
exhibition of oil paintings of Blacksmiths forge 'Wrought Artworks' Eveleigh Railway Workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
Exhibition of oil paintings of Eveleigh Railway Workshops painted on site by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
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The chairs are for the residents and former employees and their families of Eveleigh Railway Workshops, who were invited to come and share their memories of the area on the day.
oil painting portrait of Blacksmith at the forgeof  'Wrought Artworks' Eveleigh Railway Workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
'The Blacksmith, 'Wrought Artworks' ' 
oil painting on canvas 122 x 152 cm
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$13,000
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This is Dave, who is the blacksmith from 'Wrought Artworks' I painted in this canvas. Art imitating life!

Better late than never! I had managed to destroy the USB ports of my laptop, which cramped my style a bit when adding photos!