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Sally Browne
Sally Browne

Newtown, Sydney, Australia

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Artwork Description

Watercolour Paint on paper, ready to hang

Signed on the front

This artwork comes with an external frame

Artist Statement: The humble Bin Chicken is a recurring theme in my work because she is such a great metaphor for our apathy towards the planet. Displaced due to our destruction of her native wetlands, the Sacred White Ibis is forced into urban areas to scavenge, yet we take no responsibility for her plight.

This painting tells the story of Sydney Park and the contentious Westconnex project swallowing up a portion of public green space. The beauty of the Oriental inspired scene with digger, cranes and the giant mound of rubble where a suburb once existed, is intended to highlight how wrong and upsetting the reality is. I want the viewer to feel that the painting has been ruined by the inclusion of the machinery, just how I feel my local park, indeed the entire City of Sydney is being ruined by decision makers with no concept for the human need for beauty and serenity.

This work was selected as a finalist for the 2018 Greenway Open art prize and received Highly Commended on the night. The annual prize celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney’s Inner West and aims to capture the essence of the GreenWay through visual art. Works are selected on the basis of artistic merit and relevance to the GreenWay themes of the urban environment, community connections and/or sustainable transport.

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Watercolour on Cotton paper, Professionally framed behind Plexiglass, ready to hang.

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Framed and Ready to hang

This artwork is ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.
Framed dimensions - 73.0(W) x 90.0(H).

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