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by jraffan
posted 19/04/2013

Arts Monday 22 April 2013

Jenny Sages, Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily, 1993 (detail)

Jenny Sages, Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily, 1993 (detail)

ArtiFacts Eastside.

Join me, Jane Raffan, for a program that takes an in-depth look at the work of artist Jenny Sages.

I’ll be chatting with Jenny about Paths to Portraiture, a National Portrait Gallery touring exhibition currently on show at the Mosman Art Gallery.

This exhibition examines the process of making portraits, which in Jenny’s case, are scratched and gouged from encaustic wax and delicately coloured with powdered pigments.

Along with her abstract works, Jenny has had a long practice in painting portraits and since 1989 she has been an Archibald finalist twenty times (People’s Choice in 2012), and has also won the Portia Geach Memorial Award for portraiture twice. During the same period she has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize for landscape fourteen times, winning in 2005.

More on the exhibition here: http://mosmanartgallery.org.au/exhibitions/jenny-sages-paths-to-portraiture

Filmmaker Catherine Hunter has made a heartfelt documentary on Jenny’s work, which can be viewed in the exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery. A short version of Catherine Hunter’s documentary film on Jenny can be viewed here: http://www.portrait.gov.au/exhibit/jenny/video1.html?pagenum=

The full length film is available here: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/shop/item/9316521011960/

And a timely review of the Mosman exhibition and Jenny’s work appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald 20 April:  http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/more-than-face-value-20130418-2i15c.html

Want to know more? Jenny’s landscapes can be seen here: http://www.kingstreetgallery.com.au/stockroom/jenny-sages

And what about the music, you say?  We’ll be listening to a playlist built around portraits in jazz …

As always, I look forward to your company, 10:30 to noon.



Interview podcasts now available: http://eastsidefm.org/2013/04/jenny-sages-archibald-prize-finalist-x-20-interviewed-by-arts-mondays-jane-raffan/