State Library of NSW
Sydney-based artist Jane Bennett works en plein air (artists’ practice of painting outdoors), targeting sites that are marked for change before and during demolition or redevelopment.
This work has been painted from the Stamford on Kent overlooking Barangaroo. Known famously as The Hungry Mile during the 1930s and 1940s when, following the collapse of the wheat trade, men queued looking for work along the wharves.
Bennett has recorded the wharves and warehouses dating from the 1830s, and Victorian-era cottages built as housing for waterfront workers when the area was the centre of Sydney’s maritime activity. Recent changes to the coastline and landscape additions along the Barangaroo foreshore have transformed one of Sydney’s oldest industrial sites.
Copyright status: In copyright - Life of creator plus 70 years
Copyright holder: Jane Bennett
Rights and Restrictions Information: The State Library of New South Wales has the right to reproduce and publish any work it owns by Jane Bennett ; Jane Bennett to be advised of each use. All other uses (not by State Library of New South Wales) must clear copyright with Jane Bennett.
Please acknowledge: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Jane Bennett.