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True Stories - Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Jenny Sages Paths to Portraiture

Previous exhibition, 2010

The exhibition Sages examines the process of portrait making through four large-scale portraits of women by Jenny Sages, paired with intimate preparatory drawings.

Study (a) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study (a) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study (a) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Study (a) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Portrait, charcoal, pencil and oil on canvas

Gift of J Sages Family Trust 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Study (b) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study (b) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study (b) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Study (b) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Portrait, charcoal, pencil and oil on canvas

Gift of J Sages Family Trust 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Study (c) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study (c) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study (c) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Study (c) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Portrait, charcoal, pencil and oil on canvas

Gift of J Sages Family Trust 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Study (d) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study (d) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study (d) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Study (d) for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Portrait, charcoal, pencil and oil on canvas

Gift of J Sages Family Trust 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Dame Mary Gilmore, c. 1938 Lyall Trindall

Painting writing

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

Dr Sarah Engledow explores the portraits of writers held in the National Portrait Gallery's collection.

Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2005 Jenny Sages
Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2005 Jenny Sages
Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2005 Jenny Sages

Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2005 Jenny Sages

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist

Helen Garner, 2004 Julian Kingma
Helen Garner, 2004 Julian Kingma
Helen Garner, 2004 Julian Kingma

Helen Garner, 2004 Julian Kingma

Portrait, type C photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

True Stories - Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

True Stories

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2005

The story behind the creation of the portrait of Helen Garner by Jenny Sages.

Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2005 Jenny Sages
Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2005 Jenny Sages
Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2005 Jenny Sages

Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2005 Jenny Sages

Portrait, pastel over digital print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

True Stories - Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
True Stories - Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
True Stories - Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

True Stories - Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Portrait, encaustic, oil and pigment on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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