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

GLEBE ISLAND / WHITE BAY PAINTINGS


oil painting of White Bay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett
"White Bay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Glebe Island wharf" 
2009  oil on canvas 25 x 51cm
$1,400
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Barangaroo is in the distance to the right. 
See more of my Barangaroo paintings in this blog at my Home page and my Hungry Mile/Barangaroo page.  
I also now have an entire blog just devoted to paintings of Barangaroo : 'Painting Barangaroo'
 
Glebe Island 


Painting the ex HMAS Adelaide on Glebe Island Wharf September 2009 - April 11th 2011


I painted the entire saga of the ex HMAS Adelaide at Glebe Island Wharf from its arrival in September 2009 to its departure for the Central Coast at dawn on Monday 11th 2011. 
In the background of many of these paintings are glimpses of Pyrmont and Jackson's Landing. See more of my earlier Pyrmont paintings in this blog on my Pyrmont page.



oil painting of ex-HMAS Adelaide and the Anzac Bridge at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett

"The ex-HMAS Adelaide arrives at Glebe Island in September 2009" 
oil painting on canvas 25 x 51 cm
$1,400
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McMahon's Services were stripping the ship out in preparation for its scuttling and reinvention as a dive wreck and artificial reef but this was stopped at literally the last minute. The ship was still there, looking a little forlorn until the dawn of April 11th when it embarked on its final triumphant journey to its final resting spot off North Avoca. 
It was finally scuttled at midday on Wednesday April 13th.

plein air painting  of ex-HMAS Adelaide at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett
A Work in progress - plein air painting  of ex-HMAS Adelaide at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett
plein air painting  of ex-HMAS Adelaide at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett
Plein air painting  of ex-HMAS Adelaide at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett


plein air painting  of ex-HMAS Adelaide at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett
A canvas getting gravel rash! An occupational hazard.



oil painting of ex-HMAS Adelaide, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Jackson's Landing Pyrmont and the Anzac Bridge at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett
Beware: Artist at work! The finishing touches
oil painting of ex-HMAS Adelaide, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Jackson's Landing Pyrmont and the Anzac Bridge at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett
Completed painting of the ex HMAS Adelaide on the easel. 
Oil painting on canvas - 61 x 183 cm
$11,000
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oil painting of ex-HMAS Adelaide, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Jackson's Landing Pyrmont and the Anzac Bridge at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett
"The ex-HMAS Adelaide  being prepared for scuttling at dawn"
2010 oil on canvas 61 x 183 cm
$11,000
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oil painting  of ex-HMAS Adelaide at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett
'Ex HMAS Adelaide- flag raising at dawn' 2010 
oil on canvas 31 x 103cm
$3,300
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oil painting  of ex-HMAS Adelaide at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett
  "Ex HMAS Adelaide late afternoon panorama" 
2011 oil on canvas 61 x 183cm
$11,000
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 oil painting  of ex-HMAS Adelaide departing Glebe Island wharf at dawn, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge by artist Jane Bennett
' Ex HMAS Adelaide departing Glebe Island at dawn' 
2011 oil on canvas 112 x 183cm 
$12,000
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Her last journey.

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The OES Barge

oil painting  of tug and barge at Glebe Island wharf by artist Jane Bennett
"The OES Barge at Glebe Island from Jackson's Landing, Pyrmont" 2010 oil on canvas 25 x 31cm
SOLD
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You can see this strange contraption in the right hand corner of some of my paintings of the ex- HMAS Adelaide. It is the  barge of Oil and Gas Engineered Systems (OES). 

oil painting  of tug and barge at White Bay wharf by artist Jane Bennett
'The OES Barge at Glebe Island Wharf' 2010 
oil on canvas 51 x 71cm
$4,200
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This industrial barge is involved in dredging, trenching, pipeline construction and laying underwater cables.
I had watched the arrival of the cable on the ship at Glebe Island just after the Adelaide took up residence. I became good friends with all of the workers on the barge and the tug 'Edi', which was to tow it down to Port Botany later in the year.
oil painting  of tug and barge at Glebe Island wharf with Jackson's Landing Pyrmont and the Anzac Bridge in the background by artist Jane Bennett
"The tug 'Edi' waiting at Glebe Island" 
2009 oil on canvas 20 x 40 cm
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In July 2010, the OES barge was moved first to White Bay, just a few hundred metres opposite, then it finally departed for Port Botany, where it was used to lay underwater cables for the new development between Prince Henry Hospital and Long Bay Jail (what a salubrious address that will be!)
oil painting  of tug and barge at White Bay wharf with Jackson's Landing Pyrmont and the Anzac Bridge in the background by artist Jane Bennett
"The OES Barge departing for Port Botany" 
2010 oil on canvas 15 x 31cm

$350
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When it isn’t being used in Sydney Harbour, Botany Bay or other Sydney waterways, the OES Barge is moored in Snails Bay, close to the inner west suburb of Birchgrove, near Balmain.

The Glebe Island Bridge


Article re possible demolition of the Glebe Island Bridge




The Last Ro-ro
October 2008

I was "Artist in Residence" on the Glebe Island wharf, while the last Ro-ros (or car ships) arrived.
oil painting  of the last car ship at Glebe Island wharf  the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background by artist Jane Bennett



"The 'Blue Hawk' -Last Ro-ro to leave Sydney Harbour" 2008 
oil painting  on canvas 122 x 152cm  
SOLD
$12,000
PRIVATE COLLECTION : SYDNEY


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The last Ro-ro to leave Glebe was the "Blue Hawk" in October 2008. This ship had an unusual feature - twin ramps- one in the centre and one at the stern.

I miss the cars whizzing past me like outtakes from "The Italian Job" 


oil painting  of the last car ship at Glebe Island wharf  by artist Jane Bennett
"The last car leaves the last ship" 2008 oil on canvas 51 x 25 cm  


SOLD : PRIVATE COLLECTION : SYDNEY

$1,400
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The Ro-ro's have all moved to Port Kembla, which is now where most "break bulk" is unloaded. "Break bulk" is stuff that won't fit in boxes, which includes a wide mix of articles- from salt, gypsum, cement to timber, steel coils and heavy machinery as well as cars, trucks and boats.
 Blackwattle Bay and to an increasingly lesser extent Glebe Island and White Bay still handle salt, cement and gypsum. The container ships have all moved to Port Botany.

White Bay Hotel 


oil painting  of the White Bay Hotel and White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
" White Bay Hotel from the north of Victoria Rd" 1995 oil on canvas 35 x 46cm  
SOLD:PRIVATE COLLECTION : SYDNEY 


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oil painting  of the White Bay Hotel and White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
  "The White Bay Hotel from the overpass above Victoria Road"     
1995 oil on canvas 51 x 71 cm
$4,200

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                        SOLD:PRIVATE COLLECTION : SYDNEY 



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White Bay Power Station



ink and gouache drawing of  White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
'Chimney and coal loader, White Bay Power Station' 2012  
ink gouache on paper 30 x 21cm
$770
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ink and gouache drawing of  White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett

'White Bay Power Station from the back' 2012
 ink gouache on paper 30 x 21cm
$770
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ink and gouache drawing of  White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett

'Chimneys and coal loader, White Bay Power Station' 2012 
ink gouache on paper 30 x 21cm
$770
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ink and gouache drawing of  White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett

'Coal loader, White Bay Power Station' 2012 
ink gouache on paper 30 x 21cm
$770
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watercolour and ink painting of  White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
Chimneys of the White Bay Power Station 2012
acrylic on paper 9.5 x 9.5cm
Highly Commended : Miniature Art Section, 
2012 Royal Easter Show
$220
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 oil painting of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
 'White Bay Diptych' 2003 oil on board -
each panel 51 x 25.5 cm
SOLD
PRIVATE COLLECTION : SYDNEY

$2,800
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'Sunset, White Bay Power Station' 2003
acrylic on paper 112 x 75 cm  
$8,800
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oil painting of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
 'Chimneys, White Bay Power Station' 2003
oil painting on paper 93 x 48cm 

$4,500
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oil painting of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
 White Bay Power Station' 2003 oil on canvas 67 x 91 cm 

SOLD
PRIVATE COLLECTION : SYDNEY

$6,600
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plein air oil painting of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
The artist painting 'en plein air ' at the White Bay Power Station

plein air oil painting of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett

"White Bay Power Station" 
2011 oil on canvas 102 x 152cm
SOLD 
PRIVATE COLLECTION : SYDNEY 
$13,000
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plein air oil painting of  White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett

"White Bay Power Station after rain"
2012 oil on canvas 183 x 122cm
$12,000
SOLD
PRIVATE COLLECTION : SYDNEY


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plein air oil painting of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
 Starting a new canvas at the back of the White Bay Power Station 


oil painting of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
 "White Bay Power Station from the back 1" 2011
oil on canvas 46 x 61cm 

$2,400
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"White Bay Power Station from the back 2" 2011
oil on canvas 46 x 61cm
  
$2,400
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oil painting of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
 Painting at the Back of White Bay Power Station


 'Back of White Bay Power Station'
 2010 oil on canvas 61 x 31 cm
$2,000
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oil painting of interior of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
Painting inside the Boiler House of White Bay Power Station 

oil painting of interior of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett

"Inside the Boiler House of White Bay Power Station "
2010 oil on canvas 51 x 25 cm 
$1,400
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oil painting of boilers in interior of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
Painting inside the Boiler House of White Bay Power Station




oil painting of Turbine Hall in interior of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett

Painting inside the Turbine Hall of White Bay Power Station 
ink and charcoal drawing of Turbine Hall in interior of White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
Turbine Hall White Bay Power Station
2011 ink charcoal pastel gouache on paper 100 x 76cm
$7,700


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oil painting of Turbine Hall, White Bay Power Station by artist Jane Bennett
 'Turbine Hall,White Bay Power Station' 2003
oil on canvas 152 x 122cm
SOLD

$13,500
COLLECTION: Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW
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1 comment:

Jim said...

Always great to see your artwork of these magnificent buildings.