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Title

Ginger Meggs sings 'Mammy' at the school concert

1979


Artist

Martin Sharp

Australia

21 Jan 1942 - 01 Dec 2013


About

After a tumultuous career in London associated with the anti-establishment, Martin Sharp returned to Australia in 1970. His strong interest in popular culture is reflected in much of his work, including poster design and designing colours for the 'face' that forms the entrance to Luna Park. Among the figures from popular culture appropriated by Sharp in his art, Ginger Meggs is the most identifiably Australian - a well-loved cartoon character who first appeared in Jim Bancks' comic strip 'Us fellers' in 1921.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000


Details


Date

1979


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint on white wove paper


Edition

artist's proof


Dimensions

78.5 x 78.5 cm image


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Martin/ SHARP 79".


Credit

Purchased 1983


Location

Not on display


Accession number

12.1983


Artist information

Martin Sharp

Works in the collection

35


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 116 (colour illus.). cat.no. 97

Martin Sharp, Survey 14: Martin Sharp, Melbourne, 1981, n.pag.. not AGNSW impression; cat.no. 61

Jill Sykes, Look, 'Martin Sharp, man of magic', pg. 24-25, Sydney, Apr 2014, 24, 25 (colour illus.).

Jill Sykes, Look, 'Tale of two artists: a dance of fantasy and reality', pg. 18-20, Sydney, Oct 2006, 19 (colour illus.).

Natalie Wilson., Notes from the river caves: Peter Kingston and Martin Sharp, 'Notes from the River Caves: Peter Kingston and Martin Sharp', Sydney, 2006. Website catalogue for the 'Notes from the River Caves: Peter Kingston and Martin Sharp' exhibition held at the AGNSW in 2006.