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, November 24, 2011

Ship to Shore - the 11th annual exhibition by the Australian Society of Marine Artists at Mosman Regional Art Gallery

For my submission to the 11th annual art exhibition by the members of the Australian Society of Marine Artists, I decided to enter 2 of my paintings of the drama surrounding the controversial scuttling of the ex HMAS Adelaide off North Avoca Beach in April 2011.
Jane Bennett industrial heritage artist painting ex HMAS Adelaide en plein air on Glebe Island Wharf
The artist painting the ex HMAS Adelaide on Glebe Island Wharf 2010-11
'The ex HMAS Adelaide'' at Glebe Island Wharf
2011 oil on canvas 61 x 183 cm

$11,000

Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com  


Jane Bennett industrial heritage artist painting of ex HMAS Adelaide  on Glebe Island Wharf
"Ex HMAS Adelaide- flag raising at dawn" 2010 
oil on canvas 31 x 103cm
Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com  
Painted 'en plein air' on Glebe Island Wharf, 1 year almost to the day before her long awaited departure and eventual scuttling.

Jane Bennett industrial heritage artist painting ex HMAS Adelaide from Avoca Beach
The artist painting the ex HMAS Adelaide for the very last time at North Avoca Beach in April 2011
Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com  
I was painting this view of the ex HMAS Adelaide from the look-out opposite the surf club. Inside the surf club were police monitoring the activities of the largely non-existent protesters. 
One of the police inside called out to me. I was startled at first, but then realised that he had recognised me as the artist who was at the top of the Harbour Control Tower painting the Pope's visit to Barangaroo during World Youth Day celebrations in 2008. Small world!

Jane Bennett industrial heritage artist painting ex HMAS Adelaide from Avoca Beach
Painting the ex HMAS Adelaide for the very last time at North Avoca Beach in April 2011
Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com  
That sinking feeling...
Jane Bennett industrial heritage artist painting ex HMAS Adelaide from Avoca Beach
Painting the ex HMAS Adelaide for the very last time at North Avoca Beach in April 2011
Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com  

The very next day, the ex HMAS Adelaide was underwater. 
Jane Bennett industrial heritage artist painting of ex HMAS Adelaide from Avoca Beach
"The ex HMAS Adelaide from North Avoca"
2011 oil on canvas 31 x 61cm
Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com  
Now that all the controversy has settled down, the wreck has already become a major dive site and tourist attraction. It was amazing how quickly marine life has been attracted to the Adelaide and has adopted it as a new home.

These 2 paintings will be exhibited in "Ship to Shore: 11th National Australian Society of Marine Artists Exhibition" from Saturday 26 November – Saturday 31 December 2011  at the Mosman Regional Art Gallery. 
exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery - Jane Bennett industrial heritage artist painting of ex HMAS Adelaide from Avoca Beach - with Paul Delprat principal of Julian Ashton art school
At the opening of "Ship to Shore" with the Principal of the Julian Ashton Art School, Paul Delprat

exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery - Jane Bennett industrial heritage artist painting of ex HMAS Adelaide from Avoca Beach - with Paul Delprat principal of Julian Ashton art school
At the opening of "Ship to Shore" with the Principal of the Julian Ashton Art School, Paul Delprat


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