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by jraffan
posted 22/04/2013

Jenny Sages, Archibald Prize Finalist x 20, interviewed by Arts Monday’s Jane Raffan

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

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

Arts Monday’s Jane Raffan interviews the artist Jenny Sages about her practice and Paths to Portraiture, a National Portrait Gallery touring exhibition of her work.

Jenny’s art is 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.

Jenny’s landscapes are also acclaimed. Over the same period she was a finalist in the Wynne Prize for landscape fourteen times, winning in 2005.

Interview 1  Sages Interview I

Interview II  Sages Interview II

Interview III  Sages Interview III

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

Program blog: http://eastsidefm.org/2013/04/arts-monday-22-april-2013/