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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.

Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp part one

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1970

Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp part two

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1970

Young Mo (Roy Rene)

'The artist's notebook'
Portrait story

An interview with Australian artist and collector of quirky artefacts, Martin Sharp.

Martin Sharp by Garry Shead

Portrait story

Artists Garry Shead and Martin Sharp recount their friendship and the creation of Martin's portrait.

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1980

William Yang
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2003

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, c. 1974

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1986

Garry Shead
Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1971

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1971

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Young Mo (Roy Rene)
Young Mo (Roy Rene)
Young Mo (Roy Rene)

Young Mo (Roy Rene), 1977

Martin Sharp
Portrait, oil on galvanised iron

Gift of Richard Wherrett 1998. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Martin Sharp

Oz and beyond

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

Martin Sharp fulfils the Pop art idiom of merging art and life.

Professor Suzanne Cory AC FAA FRS
Professor Suzanne Cory AC FAA FRS
Professor Suzanne Cory AC FAA FRS

Professor Suzanne Cory AC FAA FRS, 2016

Raelene Sharp
Portrait, oil on linen

Gift of the artist 2017

Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams ‘Wild Dog Creek’ 1977
Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams ‘Wild Dog Creek’ 1977
Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams ‘Wild Dog Creek’ 1977

Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams ‘Wild Dog Creek’ 1977, 2020

Raelene Sharp
Portrait, oil on linen

Commissioned with funds provided by Nigel Satterley AM and Denise Satterley 2020

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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