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Grey Day over Cockatoo ©2018 (Pastel, 51 x 71 cm.)

View towards the former Cockatoo Island Dockyards from the small beach below the Commander’s Residence on Spectacle Island, Parramatta River, N.S.W

I must have walked every inch of Spectacle Island during my time working for the Naval Heritage Collection, but my favourite place was the tiny beach on the eastern side of the island where fascinating objects, coloured glass and shells washed ashore…some perhaps from nearby Cockatoo Island.

The iconic 19th-century Commander’s Residence on the eastern tip of Spectacle Island is next in the series, along with some wonderful stories by it’s most recent residents. Watch this space!




The original artwork was created on high quality pastel paper and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. It is also available as a museum grade giclee print on paper or unstretched canvas to your preferred size.