May 2020


White Bay Power Station 76 x 228cm, oil (triptych).

One of inner Sydney’s most significant industrial sites and the longest serving
power station, it once marked the gateway to Balmain’s bustling industrial
waterfront. The power station was finally abandoned in 1983.

The brickwork facing Robert Street (the subject of this work and the most interesting
side of the building) is typical of the Federation Anglo-Dutch architectural style –
when lit by the sun at certain times, this face reveals a myriad of rich burnt ochre
and yellow colours. I have been painting various views of it since 2008.