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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

After Jack, 2012 Jenny Sages
After Jack, 2012 Jenny Sages
After Jack, 2012 Jenny Sages

After Jack, 2012 Jenny Sages

Portrait, encaustic, oil and pigment on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Tanya by Jenny Sages

Observation point

Magazine article by Jenny Sages, 2015

Australian artist and Archibald Prize winner, Jenny Sages reflects on her work.

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of J Sages Family Trust 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of J Sages Family Trust 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2007

Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Study for portrait of Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Portrait, pastel over digital print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Jenny Sages, 1995 Greg Weight
Jenny Sages, 1995 Greg Weight
Jenny Sages, 1995 Greg Weight

Jenny Sages, 1995 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Study of male ballet dancers standing in a line, 2007 Jenny Sages
Study of male ballet dancers standing in a line, 2007 Jenny Sages
Study of male ballet dancers standing in a line, 2007 Jenny Sages

Study of male ballet dancers standing in a line, 2007 Jenny Sages

Portrait, charcoal and pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of J Sages Family Trust 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Study of a pair of ballet dancers, 2007 Jenny Sages
Study of a pair of ballet dancers, 2007 Jenny Sages
Study of a pair of ballet dancers, 2007 Jenny Sages

Study of a pair of ballet dancers, 2007 Jenny Sages

Portrait, charcoal and pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of J Sages Family Trust 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Study of female ballet dancers, 2007 Jenny Sages
Study of female ballet dancers, 2007 Jenny Sages
Study of female ballet dancers, 2007 Jenny Sages

Study of female ballet dancers, 2007 Jenny Sages

Portrait, charcoal and pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of J Sages Family Trust 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages
Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages
Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages

Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages

Portrait, encaustic, oil and pigment on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the J Sages Family Trust 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages
Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages
Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages

Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages

Portrait, encaustic, oil and pigment on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2014
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Each morning when I wake up I put on my mothers face, 2000

Paths to portraiture

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

The life and art of Australian artist Jenny Sages is on display in the exhibition Paths to Portraiture.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.