Blog Posts - Industrial Heritage



On location - A Short film of my paintings

This is the link to view a short film of me painting on location in Millers Point and talking about the paintings in my solo exhibition "Under the Hammer"Short film of "Under the Hammer"  While I was painting some tiny quick studies of terr...
by Industrial Revelation on Dec 8, 2014

Ozymandias

 Every ruin is a reminder that all things are destined for oblivion.I am both artist  and historian; painting amidst the detritus of the industrial past, walking under rusty girders in the shadow of toppled giants. 'Unde...
by Industrial Revelation on Jul 18, 2014

Strike while the iron is hot

Starting a small painting of an anvil, which is one of the blacksmith's basic tools of the trade " Anvil"  201431 x 31cm oil on canvasEnquiries:janecooperbennett@gmail.comAt the ATP community heritage days on the 16th and 17th May, I had 2...
by Industrial Revelation on May 18, 2014

Eveleigh Community Heritage Day

The ATP Heritage Community Days run from 10am to 3pm on both Friday 16th and Saturday 17th May 2014. This is a preview of some of the paintings I will display in the Blacksmith's workshop Bay 1 and 2  "ATP" is the acronym for the Australian...
by Industrial Revelation on May 10, 2014

Under the Hammer

Before the Navy finally booted me off Garden Island, I made sure that I tackled some large scale drawingsSince 2007, due to real or perceived safety issues, temporary catch platforms have been suspended from the long arm and short arm jibs. They spoi...
by Industrial Revelation on Apr 14, 2014

Pyrmont paintings past and present- My Exhibition in the Australian National Maritime Museum

Yesterday, today and tomorrow in Pyrmont.I've been invited to exhibit a selection of 15 of my Pyrmont paintings in the members' lounge of the Australian National Maritime Museum. This exhibition will still be on display throughout the annual Pyrmont...
by Industrial Revelation on Mar 18, 2014

Stacking the Stackpot- Painting the Port Kembla Copper Stack Part 2

"Stack"A smokestack or chimney.  A fall or crash, a prang. noun or transitive verb e.g. he stacked his car on the weekend. (Australia, slang)(Definitions of "Stack" courtesy of Wiktionary)The slender 198 metre-high tower, b...
by Industrial Revelation on Feb 24, 2014

Don't blow your stack- Painting the Port Kembla Copper Stack Part 1

I've been meaning to paint the Port Kembla copper stack ever since I heard about it being listed for demolition.The 198m stack was built in 1965 on the Port Kembla Copper smelter site, off Electrolytic Road between Military Road and Darcy Road.The Po...
by Industrial Revelation on Feb 23, 2014

Rust never sleeps : Painting the Hammerhead Crane Part 2

Starting to paint my canvas of the "Hammerhead Crane from Garden Island" 2014 oil on canvas 91 x 61cm$6,600Enquiries : janecooperbennett@gmail.comThe Hammerhead Crane was constructed between 1944 – 1951 as part of a major development of t...
by Industrial Revelation on Jan 17, 2014

Painting the Icebreaker "Polar Star"

I was continuing my paintings of the Hammerhead Crane at Garden Island last Friday when I was startled by the arrival of a large red-hulled ship.Holding up my painting of'U.S. Coastguard Cutter "Polar Star"  arriving at Garden Island' 2014...
by Industrial Revelation on Jan 6, 2014

Hammerhead Crane

Painting the Hammerhead Crane on Garden Island The Hammerhead Crane on Garden Island was built between 1944- 1951. Painting the Hammerhead Crane on Garden Island It is still the largest dockside crane in Australia, and one of...
by Industrial Revelation on Jan 5, 2014

Assan's Mill

This mill is pretty popular and a frequent destination for local explorers, graffiti artists, hobos, and arsonists. It was the first steam mill in Romania, built in 1853 by two merchants, Gheorghe Assan and Ioan Martinovici. Even though it's cons...
by H.I.A.T on Jul 3, 2012


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