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Process diary

Elyssa Whittaker

Toronto High School

Artwork title
Newcastle
HSC year
2019
ARTEXPRESS year
2020
Expressive form
Photomedia
Artist’s statement

Newcastle is a subjective and structural investigation of my home town: a coastal city where the sea meets the shore. My body of work represents the richness of the industrial world in my community. The strong lines and saturated colours remind us of a thriving industry. The work shows various aspects of the 'Steel City’, including BHP’s Newcastle steelworks that had a strong influence on the state’s economy and closed exactly 20 years ago in 1999. The photographs were taken in Carrington, Kooragang Island and Newcastle Harbour.

Influencing artists:
Ansel Adams
Wolfgang Sievers
industrial photography