In the footsteps of Martin Sharp
In the company of Joyce Morgan, biographer of Australia’s most internationally acclaimed pop artist, discover the pivotal role Martin Sharp played in the artistic explosion of Sydney in the 1970s.
Explore how Sharp’s colourful work blended the boundaries between high art and low and hear of his enduring, quixotic passions for Van Gogh, Hokusai, singer Tiny Tim and Luna Park.
Understand Sharp’s intriguing relationship with faith at the little-known Children’s Chapel at St James’ Church.
Then, travel to Bellevue Hill to explore how Sharp’s art of psychedelic colours was inspired by the vibrancy of the harbourside city with a private visit to his former home, Wirian.
End in Potts Point to understand the history of the Yellow House, where Martin Sharp created a bohemian mecca for artists inspired by his spirit of collaboration, before enjoying dinner in a restaurant in the suburb’s leafy streets.
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.