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Title

The things you pick up

2014

Artist

Peter Sharp

1964 -

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  • Details

    Date
    2014
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    thirty four charcoal drawings on white wove paper
    Dimensions
    235.0 x 440.0 cm overall, individual dimensions variable :

    a - Part a, 29.6 x 20.8 cm

    b - Part b, 14.8 x 21 cm

    c - Part c, 59.5 x 42 cm

    d - Part d, 59.5 x 42 cm

    e - Part e, 21 x 14.8 cm

    f - Part f, 20.8 x 29.6 cm

    g - Part g, 29.6 x 20.8 cm

    h - Part h, 21 x 14.8 cm

    i - Part i, 59.5 x 42 cm

    j - Part j, 42 x 59.5 cm

    k - Part k, 29.6 x 20.8 cm

    l - Part l, 42 x 59.5 cm

    m - Part m, 59.5 x 42 cm

    n - Part n, 59.5 x 42 cm

    o - Part o, 21 x 14.8 cm

    p - Part p, 59.5 x 42 cm

    q - Part q, 59.5 x 42 cm

    r - Part r, 29.6 x 20.8 cm

    s - Part s, 59.5 x 42 cm

    t - Part t, 29.6 x 20.8 cm

    u - Part u, 59.5 x 42 cm

    v - Part v, 21 x 14.8 cm

    w - Part w, 21 x 14.8 cm

    x - Part x, 21 x 14.8 cm

    y - Part y, 59.5 x 42 cm

    z - Part z, 42 x 59.5 cm

    aa - Part aa, 58.5 x 42 cm

    bb - Part bb, 42 x 59.5 cm

    cc - Part cc, 59.5 x 42 cm

    dd - Part dd, 59.5 x 42 cm

    ee - Part ee, 42 x 59.5 cm

    ff - Part ff, 59.5 x 42 cm

    gg - Part gg, 21 x 14.8 cm

    hh - Part hh, 29.6 x 20.8 cm

    Signature & date

    Signed and dated, pencil "P Sharp 2014" on each drawing.

    Credit
    Dobell Biennial Acquisition Fund and gift of the artist 2015
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    79.2015.a-hh
    Copyright
    © Peter Sharp

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  • About

    Peter Sharp’s work is founded in the organic – the forms, colours and textures of the natural world – and emerge from drawing, which he practises constantly. He favours charcoal and describes his method as intuitive and experimental.

    He has been travelling to draw and paint at Fowlers Gap – an arid zone research station operated by the University of New South Wales, near Broken Hill – for nearly 30 years. At Fowler’s Gap, the desert landscape has proved a sustaining and transformative subject for his work.

    Sharp began ‘The things you pick up’ in the desert, developing the charcoal drawings further on his return to his Sydney studio. Each drawing evolved from objects found in the landscape; Sharp drew the wood, stones and plants he found on the ground, and also a number of small sculptural constructions – which he calls ‘decoys’ - he made from materials found nearby. The drawings evoke both the material and imaginary, in their depictions of actual objects, the forms and shadows they make, and also the imaginative.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication