- Past Exhibition
Painting The Rocks: the loss of Old Sydney
The first decades of the 20th century saw countless buildings from our colonial past torn down and whole streets disappear as Sydneysiders embraced the march of progress. Remarkably, in the midst of this change a conservation movement began to arise. Giving voice to the people who worked and lived in The Rocks, this exhibition places the often romantic and sentimental 1902 artists' paintings alongside the stark realities of government-commissioned photography, inspection reports and remodelling plans.
A joint initiative of the Historic Houses Trust and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
Sponsored by Percy Marks