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

Monday, January 10, 2011

Tugs, barges and Tall ships - Glebe Island, Jackson's Landing and White Bay

tug ''Edi' at Glebe Island Wharf opposite Jacksons Landing Pyrmont oil painting by artist Jane Bennett
'The tug 'Edi' and the OES barge at Glebe Island wharf'
 2010 oil painting on canvas 31 x 41cm

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This tug escorted the OES barge to White Bay and then to Port Botany, where it is laying cables.This canvas was painted at Glebe Island wharf, opposite LendLease's Jackson's Landing Development. In the background the yellow column of one of their apartment blocks pokes up like an impudent finger. There is an equally lairy lime green apartment block further down the road to match - their not entirely endearing local nicknames are the 'Lemon' and the 'Gherkin' respectively. Jackson's Landing was built on the site of the CSR Refinery and Distillery, which had operated on the north-western end of the Pyrmont Peninsula for over a century. A relic of these times, known as the 'Cooperage' can be seen directly in front of its fluorescent new neighbour.
tug ''Edi'  and OES barge at Glebe Island Wharf from Jacksons Landing Pyrmont oil painting by artist Jane Bennett
'The OES Barge with the tug 'Edi' at Glebe Island from the park at Jacksons Landing, Pyrmont''
oil painting on canvas 25 x 31 cm

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The view from across the ditch.
This evening study of the barge and tug is painted from the park in front of the 'Cooperage' at Jackson's Landing.
tug ''Edi'  and OES barge at Glebe Island Wharf opposite Jacksons Landing Pyrmont oil painting by artist Jane Bennett
'Dawn -The tug 'Edi' at Glebe Island wharf, with the Anzac Bridge in the background'
2010 oil painting on canvas 25 x 51cm

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Sunrise, with the tug docked in front of the Anzac Bridge. The grey apartment block in front of its eastern pylon, catching reflections of the rose pink dawn clouds, is the strangely named 'evolve' building. I hate buildings with verbs for names - especially in the imperative case. It sounds like a command - both patronising and presumptuous. 'Into what?' is the unspoken question.
The crew of the tug and the barge are making preparations for the departure to White Bay, and then they are bound for Botany Bay. 
tug ''Edi' and 'Southern Swan' at White Bay Wharf  oil painting by artist Jane Bennett
'The tug 'Edi' with the 'Southern Swan' at White Bay wharf' 2010 oil painting on canvas 31 x 25cm

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This was painted at the Ausbarge Wharf facility at Berth 2 White Bay, Roberts Street, Rozelle.
The tall ship 'The Southern Swan' (formerly the 'Svanen') is docked behind the Ausbarge tug 'Edi'. This tall ship, built in Oslo 1916 is a schooner (rig: triple masted gaff) used for educational sail-training.


Ausbarge's other tugs include the 'Warren', the 'Taralga', the 'Coramba', the 'Morpeth', the 'Bega', the 'Temora', the 'Marrakai' and the 'Mudgee' in roughly descending order from largest to smallest.


tug ''Edi' and 'Morpeth' at White Bay Wharf  oil painting by artist Jane Bennett
'The tugs 'Edi' and 'Morpeth' at White Bay wharf'    2010   oil painting on canvas 25 x 31cm
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The 'Morpeth', much smaller than the 'Edi' is not quite the runt of the litter. She just looks dwarfed by the 'Edi' in comparison. She is a steel built twin screw tug with a 7 tonne bollard pull and a LOA 15.8m Draft 2.38m.

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