Jane Bennett


Jane Bennett is renowned for her series of plein air paintings of the maritime & industrial heritage of Sydney. She has won awards including the inaugural Sydney Harbour Week Award, 2004 and the Dyson Bequest by the Art Gallery of NSW Trustees, Cité Internationale des Arts residency in Paris and a solo exhibition for the National Trust’s 2006 Festival. Jane’s work is in several public and private collections. While artist in Studio Residence at Sydney Ports Corporation, Moore’s Wharf from 2011-2015, Jane made several plein air paintings of the homes of Millers Point, including Sirius, This is My Home and Merriman St. which emphasize both the heritage status of the Millers Point homes, the intrinsic value of the living community and the struggle to retain it.