An original artwork by James Willebrant painted in 2012.
The Newcastle Baths are a favourite subject for James Willebrant to paint. He has revisited the subject many times but describes this painting as one of his most successful pieces. James is drawn to the Art Deco features and the brilliant blue wall. He has included a self portrait of himself swimming within this work.
With its Art Deco pavilion, Newcastle Ocean Baths is one of the city’s outstanding historic landmarks and is a popular open air studio for creatives. Construction of the saltwater bathing complex commenced in 1911 and it continues to attract locals and tourists in large numbers.