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

ARTIST INFORMATION AND PRICE LIST

JANE BENNETT : Biography
Industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett with charcoal & ink drawing of the Woolloomooloo Fingerwharf
The Artist -With my drawing "Industrial Cathedral, Wooloomooloo Fingerwharf", winner of the 2000 Hunters Hill Art Prize (one of 21 of my paintings in the collection of the Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW)
I was awarded the Diploma of Arts in 1982, and the Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies at C.O.F.A., University of N.S.W. in 1983.
I have held 46 solo exhibitions since 1986, and been included in many major selective group exhibitions.
Industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett with her solo exhibition at St Vincent's Hospital
The Artist -Putting the final touches to my solo exhibition 
at St Vincent's Public Hospital  February 2012
I received the prestigious Marten Bequest Travelling Art Scholarship for Painting in 1996 and was also awarded the 1996 Dyason Bequest by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of N.S.W., to travel and paint extensively throughout Europe and the U.S.A. for 2 years.
In 1997 the Trustees of the Art Gallery of N.S.W. awarded me a residency for 3 months at the Moya Dyring Studio of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and I received a further residency at the Studio of the American Academy in Rome.
Finalist in the 1986,1997 and 2008 Sulman Prize for Genre/History Painting, 5 times a finalist in the Dobell Prize for Drawing and 6 times a finalist in the Wynne Prize for Landscape, winning the 1990, 1995 and 1996 Pring Prize for Watercolour and the 1995 Trustees’ Prize for Watercolour in the Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of N.S.W.
I have won over 120 art prizes, and completed many major commissions for government and corporate clients.
In 2006 I received the inaugural Sydney Harbour Week Award for artistic achievement.
A major retrospective of my work was the signature event of the 2006 Industrial Heritage Festival of the National Trust of Australia. 

Industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett with her painting of the ro-ro 'Tamerlane' on East Darling Harbour Wharves (now Barangaroo)
The Artist -Painting the "Tamerlane", a Wallenius Wilhelmsen  ship on the "Hungry Mile" for my major solo exhibition "Trains Cranes and Ships" at the headquarters of the National Trust.

My canvas "Closing the Gap", painted from the summit of the A.N.Z.A.C. Bridge during its construction, was exhibited in the "ONE Hundred" exhibition of the 100 most iconic objects in their collection to celebrate the centenary of the Mitchell Library, State Library of N.S.W.
Industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett with a photo of her painting of the Closing of the gap of the Anzac Bridge at the Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW
A gigantic reproduction of my painting "Closing the Gap", which was no. 95 of the 100 most iconic objects in the Collection of the Mitchel Library, is now the focus of the Reading Room in the Mitchell Library


My work is represented in the collection of the Mitchell Library; Artbank; many Regional Gallery and Municipal Council Collections; Department of Defence; University of N.S.W.; University of Sydney; many corporate and private collections throughout Australia, the U.S.A., the U.K., Hong Kong and Japan.
More biographical information at the Dictionary of Design and Art Australia Online

Industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett  painting the ex HMAS Adelaide en plein air on Glebe Island Wharf
The Artist - Painting ex-HMAS Adelaide
 on the Glebe Island Wharf 2010
Industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett  painting the ex HMAS Adelaide en plein air on Glebe Island Wharf
The Artist -Painting ex-HMAS Adelaide 
on the Glebe Island Wharf 2010

Industrial heritage artist Jane Bennett  painting the ex HMAS Adelaide en plein air on North Avoca Beach
The Artist -Painting ex-HMAS Adelaide for the last time at North Avoca, before its controversial scuttling
 the next day, April 2011

Selected articles
       by Andrew West The Sydney Morning Herald, March 24, 2010
        by Shant Fabricatorian Alternative Media Group Thursday, 24 September 2009

Current Price List 


Image size in centimetres                           All prices include GST



  • 13 x 18cm                                                $250
 
  • 15 x 31cm                                                $330

  •  20 x 20cm                                                $400
 
  • 20 x 25cm                                                $550
 
  • 25 x 25cm                                                $660

  • 25 x 31cm                                                $800

  • 31 x 31cm                                                $990
 

  • 28 x 36cm                                                $1,200

  • 25 x 51cm                                                $1,500
                                             
  •  36 x 46cm                                              $1,800


  • 31 x 61cm                                                $2,200

  • 41 x 51cm                                                $2,500
 
  • 41 x 61cm                                                $3,000   

  • 46 x 61cm                                                $3,500


  • 31 x 92cm                                                $3,500


  • 31 x 122cm                                              $4,500


  • 56 x 76cm                                                $5,000

  • 45 x 92cm                                                $5,000


  • 30 x 153cm                                              $5,500


  • 61 x 91cm                                                $6,600


  • 75 x 100cm                                              $7,700


  • 91 x 122cm                                              $11,500


  • 61 x 183cm                                              $11,500

  • 122 x 122cm                                            $12,500


  • 122 x 152cm                                            $13,500


  • 122 x 183cm                                            $15,000


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