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Martin Sharp interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2146795
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Sharp, Martin, 1942-2013, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1970 June 9 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 65 min.) 
Series

Hazel de Berg collection ; DeB 519

Summary

Sharp recalls his childhood and mother's encouragement of his artistic pursuits; family visits to his grandfather's house at Port Hacking; his attendance at East Sydney Technical for art studies; meeting Garry Shead and the beginnings of his interest in drawing cartoons; starting the "Oz" magazine, becoming well known after the magazine was prosecuted for obscenity; Mary White's art school; The Rocks art school; his first exhibition at the Clune Galleries; Colin Lanceley; his cartoons for The Australian and The Herald; his trip to London in 1965 with Richard Neville; Eric Clapton; his love of pop music, how he always paints with music playing; Vincent van Gogh and his own interpretation of Van Gogh's work; drawing posters; his method of painting; his exploration of the collage technique; his thoughts for the future.

Notes

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-220817336

Related Material Portrait of Martin Sharp taken during an oral history interview, 9 June 1970; located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC P1544/10 Album 900a LOC Cold Store PIC DE BERG 
Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript (typescript, 22 leaves) 
Subjects Sharp, Martin, 1942-2013 -- Interviews.  |  Cartoonists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Painters -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Cartoonists.  |  Painters.
Other authors/contributors De Berg, Hazel, 1913-1984, Interviewer

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