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, February 14, 2012

ATP Open Day - Saturday, 25 Feb 2012

Just wanted to let you know about the forthcoming Open Day, to be held at the Australian Technology Park on 25 February, 2012 from 10 am - 4 pm which includes a large range of heritage related events.
The inaugural Eveleigh Film Festival will commence a little earlier at 9.30 am with a tribute to JP McGowan, the son of an Eveleigh Railway steam locomotive driver who made many railway related films in Hollywood in the early 1900’s.
oil painting of blacksmith from 'Wrought Artworks' at the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh Railway workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
“Blacksmith of 'Wrought Artworks', Eveleigh Railway Workshops” 
2009 oil on canvas 100 x 75cm
 $7,700
 Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com
                                  
In Bay 1 / 2 I will be exhibiting a selection of my paintings of the blacksmiths of Wrought Artworks on the very site on which they were painted.

The blacksmiths will be giving hand forging demonstrations on the anvil every half hour.
At 11 am and 2pm the Master Blacksmith Guido Gouvernor will give a spectacular demonstration of forging using the massive Victorian era heritage power hammers. I will be painting canvases to record these exciting events as they happen.
oil painting of blacksmith from 'Wrought Artworks' at the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh Railway workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
"The Forging Demonstration - All fired up"
2011 oil on canvas 36 x 46cm
$1800
Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com
oil painting of blacksmith from 'Wrought Artworks' at the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh Railway workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
My half - finished canvas of the blacksmith forging a chisel. 
 Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com

This is a close up detail of the large canvas (183 x 122cm) showing the tension and concentration on the face of Chris as he quenches the white-hot chisel in the water trough.
oil painting of blacksmith from 'Wrought Artworks' at the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh Railway workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
My half - finished canvas of the blacksmith forging a chisel. 
Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com

This shows the entire canvas against the background of this atmospheric time capsule of a bygone era.

oil painting of blacksmith from 'Wrought Artworks' at the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh Railway workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
My half - finished canvas of the blacksmith forging a chisel.
Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com

 This shows  even more of the interior and the fascinating relics of the Industrial Revolution. Most of the machines are still in working order, as they have been lovingly cared for by the blacksmiths of Wrought Artworks.
These photos show my half finished large canvas of Chris Sulis, one of the blacksmiths quenching a chisel which he had just forged with one of the majestic Victorian era power hammers, which can be seen lurking in the background of the horizontal photo.
The forges of Bay 1/2, Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh Railway Workshops have been kept glowing for over 140 years!


plein air oil painting of the heritage steam locomotive 3801 at the Large Erecting Shop, Eveleigh Railway workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
The 3801 steaming” 
2008 oil on canvas 36 x 28cm
$1,100
 Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com 

plein air oil painting of the heritage steam locomotive "18" at the Large Erecting Shop, Eveleigh Railway workshops by industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett
'The 'SMR 18'-interior of Large Erecting Shop' 
2007 oil on canvas 51 x 76cm
$4,200
Enquiries about this painting:
janecooperbennett@gmail.com

There will be a steam train, SMR 18, displayed near Channel 7 by the volunteers from 3801 limited (see www.3801limited.com.au for more details)
 I will also exhibit a selection of my paintings of the steam trains of the Large Erecting Shop nearby. 
I have included a canvas of SMR 18 inside the Large Erecting Shop in my exhibition.

For more information please see http://www.atpopenday.com.au/heritage

You can find further details at the following websites:

http://www.atpopenday.com.au/ http://eveleigh-film-fest.com/

FREE ADMISSION - FREE ONSITE PARKING OR COME BY RAIL

ENTRANCE - HENDERSON ROAD, ALEXANDRIA

HOW TO GET HERE


Hope to see you on the 25th February!

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