An image of Ginger Meggs sings 'Mammy' at the school concert

Martin Sharp

(Australia 21 Jan 1942 – 01 Dec 2013)

Ginger Meggs sings 'Mammy' at the school concert

Location
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

Year
1979
Media
Print
Medium
colour screenprint on white wove paper
Dimensions
78.5 x 78.5 cm image
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Martin/ SHARP 79".

Credit
Purchased 1983
Accession number
12.1983
Copyright
© Estate of Martin Sharp. Licensed by Copyright Agency