Monday, April 9, 2012

Cockatoo Island - Sydney : Alissa Duke

A beautiful sunny Easter Monday in Sydney and a perfect day to visit Cockatoo Island. It is a ten minute ferry ride from Sydney Harbour and is an island full of history- from convict to industrial. The heritage is retained in the buildings and objects of the island. Visitors can walk all over the island and through many of the buildings. You can camp there too.

It is a wonderful place and considering how many people arrive of the ferries, it is very quiet, as they spread themsleves out over the island. A little gem in Sydney Harbour.

We were there only a few hours and I drew one of the many windows on this 1853 sandstone building. It is part of the FrontMachinery Shop and is the oldest industrial building remaining in Sydney.

This is in watercolour pencil on moleskine watercolour sketchbook

We then moved onto the area infront of the campground. There are four large parts of machinery that look like Easter Island statues. They are iron bending machines, from the shipyards.