The swell at Clovelly can be very dramatic in rough seas. The waves collide into the reef just outside the bay but still retain enough energy to crash over onto the concrete platforms. The long narrow bay draws the water in creating distinct channels with the dark blue rip moving away from the beach and the white wash moving towards the beach.
Clovelly Road is a classic Sydney suburban street lined with electricity cables and trees divide the road and footpath. The cables and towers provide an interesting linear quality that criss-crosses the landscape.
Arden Street traverses Coogee Beach with steep inclines. In this view south the beach is hidden but it provides a good outlook on the urban texture of the area. There are proposals at present to redevelop Coogee Bay Hotel with a higher building. From this angle it is clear a taller building would change the present built density and probably the feel of the area as a whole. In this painting I enjoyed making playful marks to define the buildings and particularly the exposed electricity wires.
I never thought i would be one to blog but, hey, 'everyone is doing it', so let the nazel gazing begin. Today's artwork is a view over Clovelly Beach. It is hard to believe this little oasis is in the middle of a city. Perhaps i still have my pommy immigrant perspective but i always feel like i am on holiday when i come to this beach.
The emphasis of Nicola Moir’s work is on those familiar ‘in-between’ spaces, capturing the everyday detail of how we know, move through, and imprint our values on the city. These are the forgotton spaces we inhabit between work, home and leisure. They are the spaces where we come together as a community.