Martin Sharp: Sydney Pop Art on Show
Martin Sharps’ first solo art exhibition titled 'Art for Mart’s Sake' at Clune Galleries, 59 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney in 1965. The sell-out show features pop art paintings, photo-montage, collage and sculptures. Sharp, also a founding contributor to OZ magazine, was 23 years old at the time and the exhibition helped to fund his travels to London in 1966. Sharp later founded Yellow House at the same venue in 1970 after spending several years in London. The newsreel's narrator seems bemused by Sharp's work cheerfully exclaiming 'Young Martin Sharp is a man with something to say. But what?!'.
Notes by Tara Marynowsky