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

Saturday, March 2, 2013

'From the Hungry Mile to Barangaroo'

My next solo exhibition 'From the Hungry Mile to Barangaroo' will be held at the Frances Keevil Gallery until 24th March 2013.
plein air oil paintings of Barangaroo by artist Jane Bennett at the Frances Keevil Gallery
Left : 'Goat Island from Moore's Wharf' 2013  oil on canvas 122 x 180cm 
Right : The 'Hungry Mile'(or the yard from the office)'
 2007 oil on canvas 100 x 122cm 


Enquiries about these paintings

This exhibition will be one of the signature events for Art Month, and will opened by Elizabeth Fortescue, Visual Arts Writer for The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday 5th March 2013, 6 – 8pm .


plein air oil paintings of Barangaroo by artist Jane Bennett at the Frances Keevil Gallery
Back wall : 'Wharf 6/7' 1999 oil on canvas 61 x 101cm
Centre left wall,  top to bottom: 
'Harbour Control Tower + Dalgety Terraces from Moore's Wharf ' 
 2013  oil on canvas   51 x 25cm
'L3' Crane, with the 'Taiko' & containers  2006  oil on canvas  51 x 25cm

Centre right wall, top to bottom: 
'Barangaroo from Glebe Island' 2010 oil on canvas 31 x 61 cm Sold
'The empty  wharf from shed 6' 2008 oil on canvas 31 x 61cm
'Interior, Wharf 8-9' 2000 oil  on canvas 31 x 61cm
Far right, top to bottom: 
'Night, from the bridge of the 'Maersk Gateshead' 2009 oil on canvas 61 x 91cm
'The 'Southern Cross' (with Robbie & forklift)' 2007  oil on canvas  31 x 92cm Sold

Enquiries about these paintings
plein air oil paintings of Barangaroo by artist Jane Bennett at the Frances Keevil Gallery
Left: 'Yellow cranes from the cage' 2007 oil on canvas 153 x 61cm Sold

Centre wall top to bottom: 
'Capitaine Tasman' + 'Caledonie Express' night 2007 oil on canvas  31x103cm $3,500
'The last call of the 'Tampa' 2007 oil on canvas 31x103cm 
'Forklifts in the fog panorama'2007 oil on canvas 31x103cm
$3,500
'The Pacific Dawn with the demolition of Shed 6'  2008  oil on canvas  31x103cm


Enquiries about these paintings
The gallery was still in the middle of hanging the exhibition when these photos were taken.

plein air oil paintings of Barangaroo by artist Jane Bennett at the Frances Keevil Gallery
Left :'The Last of the Hungry Mile' 2007 oil on canvas 180 x 122cm
FINALIST : 2008 SULMAN PRIZE, ART GALLERY OF NSW
Centre :'Walsh Bay Wharves, Moore's Wharf and the Hungry Mile'
2002 oil on canvas 122 x 152cm

Right : 'Relics from the 'Dead House' 2007 oil on canvas 122 x 100cm
The paintings are a narrative of the transition of the former wharf at East Darling Harbour known  as the "Hungry Mile", to the construction site now known as Barangaroo.
plein air oil paintings of Barangaroo by artist Jane Bennett at the Frances Keevil Gallery
Back wall from top, left to right :
'Sydney Harbour Panorama from the Stamford on Kent' 
2007 oil on canvas 25 x 153cm Sold
'Moore's Wharf from the bridge of 'Scholarship' 2007 oil on canvas  25 x 51cm Sold
Moore's Wharf, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Walsh Bay Wharves' 2007 oil on canvas  25 x 51cm Sold
centre : 'Wharf Skeleton' 2008 oil on canvas 75 x 100cm
centre right: 'The wharves and High St from the Stamford on Kent' 2007 oil on canvas 75 x 100cm"
Left : 'The Last of the Hungry Mile' 2007 oil on canvas 180 x 122cm
FINALIST : 2008 SULMAN PRIZE, ART GALLERY OF NSW

Enquiries about these paintings
I have had a ring-side seat to paint this fascinating area, courtesy of many businesses and private individuals, who have put up with having a self-appointed "Artist in Residence" paint from their offices, shops, cafes or homes.
plein air oil paintings of Barangaroo by artist Jane Bennett at the Frances Keevil Gallery
Left wall, top to bottom: 
'Harbour Control Tower + Dalgety Terraces from Moore's Wharf '2013  oil on canvas   51 x 25cm
'L3' Crane, with 'Taiko' & containers  2006  oil on canvas  51 x 25cm 

'The 'Charlotte ' passing Goat Island 2011 oil on canvas   15 x 18cm Sold
Right wall, top to bottom, left to right:
'Goat Island from Moore's Wharf' 2010 oil on canvas 45 x 91 cm
'High Street from the wharf' 2007 oil on canvas 31 x 41cm
'Forklifts in the fog' 2007 oil on canvas 31 x 41cm

Enquiries about these paintings
I have been able to create large-scale plein air canvases in the middle of the Barangaroo demolition site, from the top of the Harbour Control Tower and in Moore's Wharf, the headquarters of the Sydney Ports Corporation Emergency Response Tugs and Pilot Boats.
plein air oil paintings of Barangaroo by artist Jane Bennett at the Frances Keevil Gallery
Back wall from top, left to right :
'Sydney Harbour Panorama from the Stamford on Kent' 
2007 oil on canvas 25 x 153cm Sold
 Moore's Wharf from the bridge of the  'Scholarship' 
2007 oil on canvas  25 x 51cm  Sold
Moore's Wharf, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Walsh Bay Wharves' 
2007 oil on canvas  25 x 51cm  Sold
centre : 'Wharf Skeleton' 2008 oil on canvas 75 x 100cm
centre to the right: 'The wharves and High St from the Stamford on Kent' 2007 oil on canvas 75 x 100cm"




Enquiries about these paintings
These are the last outposts of maritime and industrial activity, once so familiar around Sydney Harbour.
plein air oil paintings of Barangaroo by artist Jane Bennett at the Frances Keevil Gallery
Left : 'Wharf Skeleton' 2008 oil on canvas 75 x 100cm
Right :'The wharves and High St from the Stamford on Kent'2007 oil on canvas 75 x 100cm

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