(Australia 21 Jan 1942 – 01 Dec 2013)
Ginger Meggs sings 'Mammy' at the school concert
- Not on display
- Further information
After a tumultuous career in London associated with the anti-establishment, Martin Sharp returned to Australia in 1970. His strong interest in popular culture is reflected in much of his work, including poster design and designing colours for the 'face' that forms the entrance to Luna Park. Among the figures from popular culture appropriated by Sharp in his art, Ginger Meggs is the most identifiably Australian - a well-loved cartoon character who first appeared in Jim Bancks' comic strip 'Us fellers' in 1921.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000
- colour screenprint on white wove paper
- 78.5 x 78.5 cm image
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Martin/ SHARP 79".
- Purchased 1983
- Accession number
- © Estate of Martin Sharp. Licensed by Copyright Agency