Jenny Sages

Born
1933 Shanghai, China
1948 Arrived in Australia
Education
1955-84 Freelance illustrator books, fashion, travel articles for Vogue Australia and other magazines
1956-57 John Olsen / Mary White School, Sydney
1951-1954 Graduate – Franklin School of Art, New York
1950-1951 East Sydney Technical College
Solo exhibitions
2018 Lest I forget King Street gallery on William, Sydney
2016 On the memory of the imagination King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2013 Show Me the Way King Street Gallery on William
2010-2013 Jenny Sages: Paths to Portraiture [curated by Sarah Engeldow], National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Qld; Artspace Madkay, Mackay, Qld; Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie, Tas; Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2011 Transience of time King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, NSW
2008 A Diary of My Days King Street Gallery on William
2005 A process of walking king street gallery on burton, sydney
2004 King street gallery at Span Gallery [with Salvatore Gerardi], Melbourne
Film Clips Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2003 The daily act of living/just doing it king street gallery on burton
Around here out there king street gallery on burton
My Children Have Gone to Toowoomba Chapman Gallery
2000 Names and Being Chapman Gallery
1999 Substrata king streeet gallery on burton
1997 Remember Chapman Gallery
1996 New work king street gallery on burton
1995 New work Chapman Gallery
1994 Connections Chapman Gallery
The Wayless Way Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
1991 Markers Blaxland Gallery
1990 Out of Alice Blaxland Gallery
1988 Bundle Bungles-Western Australia Blaxland Gallery
Group exhibitions [selected]
2018 Into Abstraction III in collaboration with Brenda Colahan Fine Art  Macquarie University Gallery, NSW
 2016 Women in Portraiture National Portrait Gallery Canberra, ACT
 2014 Kings School Art Prize Kings School, Sydney
Packsaddle New England Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Salon des Refuse, S.H.Ervin Gallery
 2013 Packsaddle New England Regional Art Gallery
Looking Forward King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Last but not Least King Street Gallery on William
 2012 KIAF/12 Korean International Art Fair, Seoul
The Big Picture King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Wynne Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Virtual Reality: Interpreting the Landscape [King Street Gallery @ Newcastle University Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
2011 Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Wynn Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
2010 Abstract Nature Samstag Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2009-2010 Idle Hours National Portrait Gallery, ACT
2009 Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Drawn Line King Street Gallery on William
2008 Compositions King Street Gallery on William
Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
2007 Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
2006 Afilla landscapes king street gallery on burton
Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Doggett Street Studios with king street gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Kedumba Drawing Prize Kedumba Gallery, Wentworth Falls, NSW
2005 Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Wynne Prize Exhibition (Winner) Art Gallery of New South Wales
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Regional Gallery, Sydney
Tattersalls Landscape Prize Brisbane
2004 Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Singular Visions Cowra Art Gallery, NSW
2003 Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery on New South Wales
The Fleurieu Prize for Landscape S.A.
Ned Kelly Framed National Trust of Australia, SH Ervin, Sydney
64 years king street gallery on burton
2002 Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Dobell Prize for Drawing Art Gallery of New South Wales
Acquisitions & Donations, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Two Thirds Sky-artists in desert country Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, NSW
Last show of the year king street gallery on burton
2001 A Century of Collecting Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Tattersalls Art Prize Tattersalls Club & Waterfron Place, Brisbane
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
Monochromatic king street gallery, sydney
Views king street gallery on burton
Works on Paper Prize Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
Last show of the year king street gallery on burton
2000 Women and the landscape king street gallery
Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Kedumba Drawing Prize Kedumba Gallery, Wentworth Falls, NSW
Last show of the year king street gallery on burton
Melbourne Art Fair2000, king street galley at Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
Redlands Westpac Invitational Art Prize Mosman Regional Gallery
1999 Judy Cassab and Jenny Sages Customs House Gallery, Sydney
Last show of the year king street gallery on burton
Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Moree Plains Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Griffith Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Prize pictures- paintings previously selected for major prize exhibitions, king street gallery on burton
Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Dobell Prize for Drawing Art Gallery of New South Wales
Tattersalls Art Prize Tattersalls Club & Waterfront Place
New England Regional Art Museum
1998 1st Acquisition of the National Portrait Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Broken Hill City Art Gallery, NSW
Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, NSW
Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize Tattersalls Club & Waterfront Place
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
Redlands Westpac Invitational Art Prize Sydney
New England Regional Art Museum,Armidale, NSW
The Alice Prize Alice Springs Art Foundation, NT
Last show of the year king street gallery on burton
1998-2000 Victorian Art Centre Trust, Melbourne,VIC
1997 Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW
Tamworth City Gallery, NSW
Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW
Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
Landmarks-Contemporary Visions of the Australian Landscape Campbelltown Bicentennial City Art Gallery, NSW
Amnesty International Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Last show of the year king street gallery on burton
Fishers Ghost Art Prize Campbelltown Bicentennial City Art Gallery
Tattersalls Art Prize Tattersalls Club & Waterfront Place
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
1996 Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize, Tattersalls Club & Waterfront Place, Brisbane
Last show of the year king street gallery on burton
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW
1995 1st Acquisitions Prize, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Portia Geach Memorial Art Award SH Ervin, Sydney
The Alice Prize Alice Springs Art Foundation
Fishers Ghost Art Prize Campbelltown Bicentennial City Art Gallery
Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize Tattersalls Club & Waterfront Place
Waverley City Art Gallery, Sydney
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW
All in the Family National Portrait Gallery
1995-1998 Wollongong City Art Gallery, NSW
1994-1995 All in the Family National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
St. Peters Cathedral, Adelaide, SA
1994 Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Portia Geach Memorial Art Award SH Ervin
The Dobell Prize for Drawing Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Blake Prize for Religious Art Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize Tattersalls Club & Waterfront Place New England Regional Art Museum
Passages Blaxland Gallery
1993 Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Portia Geach Memorial Art Award SH Ervin
The Blake Prize for Religious Art Blaxland Gallery
Tattersalls Art Prize Tattersalls Club & Waterfront Place
New England Regional Art Museum
1992-1994 Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
1992 Newcastle Regional Gallery
The Portia Geach Memorial Art Award SH Ervin
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize Tattersalls Club & Waterfront Place
1992/4/5/7 Campbelltown Bicentennial City Art Gallery
1991 The Blake Prize for Religious Art Blaxland Gallery
Westpac Gallery, Melbourne
The Alice Prize Alice Springs Art Foundation
1990 1st Olsen Drawing Prize Bathurst Regional Gallery
Archibald Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
1989 Sydney Morning Herald Art Prize
Celebrating the Australian landscape Blaxland Gallery
Awards
2006 Kedumba Drawing Award [selected by Janet Laurence]
2005 Wynne Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Campbelltown Purchase Prize Campbelltown Bicentennial City Art Gallery
1994 Work on paper Warringah Art Prize, NSW
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman, NSW
The Portia Geach Memorial Award
1992 The Portia Geach Memorial Award
1991 Principal Acquisition-Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Collections
Art Bank, Australia Manly Regional Gallery
Art Gallery New South Wales Macquarie Bank Collection
Avillion Hotels Mosman Council, Sydney
Bank of America Montifiore Collection
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery National Library of Australia, Canberra
Coles Myer, Australia New South Wales State Library, Sydney
Colonial First State Property Ltd NIDA, Sydney
Department of Transport, Canberra Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery
Dresdner Australia Limited Queensland Art Gallery
Gadens Ridgeway Collection Smorgon Collection, Australia
Gallery of Modern Art,Qld The McDonalds Australia Collection
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
IBM, Australia Trust Company of Australia
KPMG, Sydney Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD
Kedumba Drawing Collection Tweed River Art Gallery, Qld
Labour Council of NSW University of New England, NSW
 Macquarie University, NSW  Warringah Council, NSW
Bibliography [selected]
2018 Patel, Zoya: Jenny Sages Lest I forget, Art Almanac Review 28 September 2018
2015 McDonald, John: A Retrospective of Chinese Archibald Finalists, SMH Aug 1 2015
2013 McDonald, John: ‘More than face value,’ Spectrum, SMH, Apr 20-21 p12-13
2011 ‘Artists get their head around animal instincts,’ SMH, p20
Tasker, Michael Winning Youngsters Look Magazine p16
Wilson Elisabeth :Truth Seeker House and Garden Magazine Aug p75
2010 Samstag Museum Exhibition catalogue; Abstract Nature, ‘Jenny Sages’ pp32-33
Rackman, Melinda: ‘Decoding datashperes: Abstract Nature at Samstag,’ Art Monthly Australia, Dec 2010-Feb 2011, pp 46-49
Radok, Stephanie: ‘Abstract Nature,’ Reviews-Artlink, Vol 30 No 4, Dec 10, p96
Watson, Bronwyn: ‘Public Works’, The Weekend Australian Review, Feb 20-21, p13
‘King Street Gallery on William’, A Guide to Australian Art and Galleries, 2010, jointly produced by Australian Consulate General in Shanghai Commercial Section & Shanghai International Culture Association, p182
2009 McDonald, John: ‘The colours of Democracy,’ Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 7-8, p19
Christopher, Lissa: Open Gallery: The Drawn Line, Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum, Nov 28-29,             p14
2008 Smee, Sebastian: Put on a happy Face, The Australian Feb 26, p16
2007 Smee, Sebastian: Famous Faces, Black Sheep, The Weekend Australian, Feb 24-25
McDonald, John: The Year of the awful, Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 24-25
Smee, Sebastian: The best of the rest actually the best, March 8
McDonald, John: In a good year for bad paintings, judges play it safe, Sydney Morning Herald March 3-4 p3
Smee, Sebastian: Once again, judges leave a yawning gap, The Weekend Australian, Mar 3-4
Smee, Sebastian: Vanity Fair, The Weekend Australian Review, Mar 3-4, p18-19
McCulloch Susan: Encyclopedia of Australian, Art
Obrien, Sean: Ways of Walking Country, Radio feature on ABC RN Radio National May 12
2006 Grishin, Sasha: The Quiet Achiever, Australian Art Review, Iss 9, Nov 2005-Feb 2006, pp52-54
McDonald, John: It’s like a sausage factory, The Sydney Morning Herald, April 1-2, p28-29
Fox, Angie: Archibald finalist hopes for sweet 16, The Jewish News, March 24
2005 Simmonds, Diana: Landscape meditation, The Sunday Telegraph, Nov 27, p10
Heathwood, Gail: Utopia and Beyond [on the road with Jenny Sages], LOOK Magazine-AGNSW, Aug, pp28-31
Higson, Rosalie: Portraiture gives pollies the brush, Arts-The Australian, Apr 22, p18
Elliott, Simon: True Stories, Portrait- Issue16, National Portrait Gallery Magazine, p20
Fortescue, Elisabeth: That Utopian Ideal, The Daily Telegraph, May 27, p86
Grishin, Sasha The Quiet Achiever, Australian Art Review Mag. Nov.05
McDonald, John: Frame and fortune, Spectrum-Sydney Morning Herald, Apr 16-17, pp8-10
Price, Sarah: Princess Mary portrait a ‘classic’, The Sun Herald, Oct 9
Gal, Jacqui:  Wynne’s winner: Jewish artist with Aboriginal heart, The Australian Jewish News, May 6
2004 McDonald, John: Mystique In love with Archibald, The Australian Financial Review, Apr 1, p22
Grishin, Sasha: the circus is back in town, Arts Entertainment-Canberra Sunday Times, Apr 4, p 24
Portrait of a hero hits all the right buttons, Arts Express-The Sunday Telegraph, Mar 28, p113
Verghis, Sharon: Face of a thousand generations takes out Archibald Prize, Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 27-28, p3
2003 James, Bruce: Bets of three of a kind, or the dealer, Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 14, p16
A feast of beauty and colours, The Sunday Telegraph, Mar 30, p115
McCulloch, Susan: Unmoved by a show of no personality, The Weekend Australian, Mar 22-23, p1
Stern, Richard: Sage’s passion makes the bush come alive, The Australian Jewish News, Aug 15, p19
Ann Low, Lenny: The Daily Act of Living, Just the Doing of It, The Sydney Morning Herald, Aug 23-24
2002 Dutkiewicz, Adam: Winning scene-The Fleurieu Biennale 2002, South Australian Times, Nov 24
Knight, Darren & Low, Lenny Ann: Tips to keep you in the picture, Metro-Sydney Morning Herald, May 30, p14
Lumby, Carrie: Two Kings, Australian Art Collector, Issue 19, Jan-Mar, p62
McDonald, John: Sand and Sun – Interpreting the desert on canvas, The Australian Financial Review, June 13
2001 Lum, Maria: The Artistry of Portraiture, Artist’s Palette, No 14, pp8-13
Lum, Maria: Inland Encounters, Artist’s Palette, No 15, pp18-21
James, Bruce: Confounding the critics, Spectrum-Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 31, p12
Genocchio, Ben: Never Mind the Quality, Spot the Archibald Celebrities, The Australian, Mar 18, p8
Szczepaniak, Alejandra: A Sage View, LOOK Magazine, Art Gallery Society of NSW, Mar, p38
McDonald, John & Knight, Darren: Framed, and They’ve got Form Too, Metro-Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 15, p13
Sexton, Jennifer: Archibald bell tolls at last for artist…by a nose, The Weekend Australian, Mar 17
2000 James, Bruce: Archie’s Sea Change, Spectrum-Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 25, p12s
Auty, Giles: Archibald choice a bit rich, The Weekend Australian, Mar 18-19, p5
Hallett, Bryce: A portrait of the artist as a happy man, Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 18
Smee, Sebastian: Review, Metro-The Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 17, p25
Prized Portraits, The Australian Way, Qantas, May, p80
1999 Auty, Giles: Review, The Australian, Apr 3
Grishin, Sasha: Review, Canberra Times, Apr 3
Cousins, Kerry-Anne: Remember, Muse Review-Canberra Times, Sept 19
Cochrane, Peter: Challenging self-portrait wins the Archibald, Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 20, p5
Auty, Giles: Review, The Australian, Mar 27
Regular Jewish Arts Festival, The Australian Jewish News, Dec 3
1998 Cochrane, Peter: Australia comes face to face with itself, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 10, p19
Musa, Helen: Acquisitions Unveiled, Canberra Times, Sept 10
McDonald, John:  The Winner By a Head, Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 2, p14
McDonald, John: Review,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 11
McDonald, John: The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, and Dobell Drawing Prize, Spectrum Arts, SMH, March 21 p14
1997 Grishin, Sasha: Clues for the future, The Canberra Times, Sept 17
Cochrane, Peter: No sight, much vision, Blackman feels her way, The Sydney Morning Herald, Mar
Fortescue, Elizabeth & Debelle, Penelope; Artful Women, The Daily Telegraph, Aug 30
1995 Cousins, Kerry-Anne: Musecrits Art, Aug
McDonald, John: Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Apr 15
Lynn, Elwyn: Review, Asian Art News, Mar
1994 Capon, Edmund: ‘1994 Mosman Art Prize’, Judging Report, July 22
Lynn, Elwyn: ‘Review,’ The Australian, Dec 17
Hawkins, Stewart: ‘Mirror,’ Daily Telegraph, Sept 17
Morgan, Joyce: The Australian, Sept 16
Watson, Bronwyn: ‘From page to big canvas,’ Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 16, p20
Fenner, Felicity: ‘Review,’ Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 16
Cousins, Kerry-Anne: ‘Musecrits Art,’ May
Grishin, Sasha: ‘Jenny Sages: Connections,’  The Canberra Times, Apr 23, pC7
Lynn, Elwyn: ‘Review,’  The Australian, Apr 9
Lynn, Elwyn: ‘Review,’ The Australian, Mar 26
Fenner, Felicity: ‘Review,’ Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 25
1993 France, Christine: ‘Review,’ The Australian, Dec 12
Lynn, Elwyn: ‘Review,’ The Australian, Apr 10
1992 Fenner, Felicity: ‘Review,’ Sydney Morning Herald, Aug 22
France, Christine: The Australian, Aug 20
McNicoll, D.D: ‘Standing Tall on a Short Success,’ The Australian, Aug 7, p3
Cochrane, Peter; The Sydney Morning Herald, Aug 7
Lynn, Elwyn: ‘Review,’ The Australian, Feb 22
1991 Lynn, Elwyn: ‘Review,’ The Australian,  Dec 14

 

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