Martin Sharp (1942-2013)

Adelaide Festival 5-21 Mar. 82.

screenprint on paper

Explosion. Celebration. Signed.
As the first Australian to helm the Adelaide Festival since Robert Helpmann, I set out to create a Festival of International and Australian premieres. This approach was heralded by Martin Sharp’s vivid poster. One of Martin’s best, it’s peopled by characters from popular culture from Boofhead to Dame Edna. They’re silhouetted against a night sky, illuminated by cascading musical notes and a blaze of fireworks exploding across the city skyline. Rare. Signed.
– Jim Sharman (2023)

150 x 87 cm
The Artist, Sydney, Collection of Jim Sharman, Sydney
The 1982 Adelaide Festival was held from Friday, March 5 to Sunday, March 21, led by Artistic Director Jim Sharman. Sharman’s festival opened with a parade through the city centre including more than 10,000 people with banners, floats and costumes, followed by a concert in Elder Park
© Martin Sharp/ Copyright Agency, 2023
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