• Peter Sharp, Green Island, 2019

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Thursday, 22 July 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Prominent Sydney artist Peter Sharp and MAG&M present forty ‘plein air’ paintings selected from Sharp’s practice over the past thirty years. In this outdoor half-day workshop, Peter Sharp demonstrates and shares insights how to create a painting on site, using either acrylic or oil paint, and gives some practical techniques and creative and technical ‘hacks’ gleaned over years of making paintings in the landscape.

These works reflect the artist’s travels around regional and remote Australia and have become part of his ‘toolkit’ for larger abstract works. Photographs of the painted view in situ illuminate the artist’s process of capturing the essence of the landscapes with which he engages.

With subject locations as diverse as Fowlers Gap Broken Hill, Dog Fence near Tibooburra, Darling River Western NSW, Bay of Fires Tasmania, Royal National Park and Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Sharp hones in on the textures, objects and colours that make give these places unique character, and explores the very notion of landscape.

Bookings essential (25 people max)

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Cost: $60, Society $50, BYO materials ans refreshments

Peter Sharp is Senior Lecturer, Art and Design, UNSW Sydney and is represented by Liverpool Street Gallery. This exhibition will tour to Shoalhaven Regional Gallery in early 2022 and to other regional galleries throughout Australia.

Contact information

02 9976 1421


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2088
Map of Workshop with Peter Sharp

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