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

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Artist in Residence at the White Bay Power Station - Part 2

Back to front

Many local artists have painted the front facade of White Bay Power Station, but very few people have had access to the back or the interior, except on the rare open days.
Urban decay in the Bays Precinct - plein air oil Painting of White Bay Power Station by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett

Painting at the back of the White Bay Power Station
"White Bay Power Station from the back"
2011 oil on canvas 61 x 31 cm
$2,000
Enquiries:


So this is a post about the hidden side of the White Bay Power Station.
Beside the closest chimney nestle some rows of old sandstone blocks. They are leftovers from the alteration of the approaches to the old Pyrmont bridge. The old Pyrmont Bridge was closed to all but pedestrian traffic by about 1979, as a prelude to the redevelopment of Darling Harbour from a railway goods yard to the its current state of a soul-less and seedy tourist trap and entertainment precinct.
Urban decay in the Bays Precinct - plein air oil Painting of White Bay Power Station by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
Painting at the back of the White Bay Power Station
"White Bay Power Station from the back"
2011 oil on canvas 61 x 31 cm
$2,000
Enquiries:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com

Sunset at the back of the White Bay Power Station. It was a sunny day, but the wind chill and sitting in the gigantic shadow cast by the Boilerhouse made this a three tracksuit day. I had to wear so many layers that I could barely move my arms!
Urban decay in the Bays Precinct - plein air oil Painting of White Bay Power Station by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
The almost finished painting:
"White Bay Power Station from the back"
2011 oil on canvas 61 x 31 cm
$2,000
Enquiries:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com

No comments: