Art exhibition by Michael Simms
‘Stages’ is a series of portraits of Australian theatre luminaries created by Sydney-based artist, Michael Simms. It is a tribute to the extraordinarily talented and hardworking performers who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.
Actors who have sat for portraits for the project include Helpmann award winners Paul Capsis, Genevieve Lemon, Caroline O’Connor, Esther Hannaford and Mitchell Butel.
Michael Simms’ goal with this series is to translate the ephemeral nature of live performance into the permanent format of a painted portrait - with each work aiming to capture the performer’s stage persona, as well as the individual personality traits they display off stage.
image: Zaachariaha oil on canvas
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Exhibition dates: 19 May - 2 July 2022