In June, the Alliance Française Sydney welcomed some beautiful panels on the exterior of the building, masking the renovation work being done to the facade of the building. These have been specially made by renowned Australian artist Jasper Knight. His last twelve paintings, recently exhibited at the Chalk Horse gallery, are re-interpretations of Henri De Toulouse Lautrec’s most iconic art prints. They have been reproduced and enlarged to cover the scaffolding as we replace the sun louvres of Alliance Française's historical Harry Seidler building.
After a short presentation on Toulouse Lautrec, the interview will be facilitated by Marie Chretien, Vice President of the board of directors.
Talk is online and in English.
Jasper Knight is a Sydney-based artist. From 2005-2019 Knight has been a finalist in the Archibald prize seven times. He has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize four times, the Sulman Prize twice and the Moran Prize twice. He was awarded an Australia Council Emerging and Established New Work grant, the Freedman Foundation Scholarship, and the Rocks Art Prize. He has also been a finalist in the Blake Prize, The ABN-Amro Prize, The Helen Lempriere, The Brett Whiteley Prize and was the 2008 winner of The Mosman Art Prize. His work is in almost all NSW regional gallery collections, Artbank and the National Gallery of Australia. His first major book is due out at the end of the year published by Thames and Hudson.
Marie Chretien has a keen interest in art, having graduated from Sydney University with a Master of Art in 2014 in addition to winning the
Francis Stuart Prize.
H.De Toulouse Lautrec The Englishman, 1892 & J.Knight From The Englishman, 2020