Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Coogee, The Impressionists' Seat

Dunningham Reserve overlooks Coogee Beach, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. "The Impressionists' Seat" is a sculpture created by Eileen Slarke in 2005. It depicts famous Australian impressionist artists Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder and Tom Roberts, who painted coastal scenes of Sydney in the late 1800s. Conder’s Coogee Bay and Roberts’s Holiday sketch at Coogee, were painted on the same day of the 1888 Easter weekend from this headland looking over the sweep of the bay. Streeton's Sunny South Coogee Bay (2) was a painting from 1890 of the same iconic view, which can be seen here.


  1. An awesome sculpture and a wonderful picture of it.

  2. Creative sculpture ~ Fun shot!

    artmusedog and carol
    Happy Week to you

  3. I suppose if you were a professional basketball star, this bench might be just the right height, but my legs are much too short to sit here, so I will just have to admire it for it's sculptural qualities.

  4. Really? Well, I'm not sure what they paid for this, but not too impressed with it? What do you think?

    1. I think it was a good concept as an honour for the artists who sat here and painted from this vantage point but not sure about the artwork itself.

  5. Great conceptual piece!

    ALOHA from Honolulu,

  6. Loriginal, have a nice month april,
    Greeting from Belgium



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