Nicholas Harding 'From the Wings'

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  • From the Wings
    Nicholas Harding From the Wings, 2020
    Ink on Paper Drawings
    Image Credit
    Nicholas Harding

About the exhibition

Step into the dynamic world of Sydney's theatre scene with From the Wings, a theatre drawing exhibition from Nicholas Harding's private collection.

Initially scheduled for a regional tour in 2020, this captivating showcase was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This period was further extended by unforeseen circumstances surrounding Nicholas Harding's passing. After spending time cataloguing Harding's studio, this theatre drawing exhibition is now ready to showcase the intimate world of theatre captured by Nicholas Harding's skilled hand.

Drawing inspiration from thousands of sketches and dozens of sketchbooks, Harding offered a unique perspective on the actors, directors, and creatives of the Sydney Theatre Company. Granted exclusive access to the rehearsal room, Harding captured the essence of productions such as 'Waiting for Godot', 'Cyrano de Bergerac', 'The Present', and 'The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui'. Through lively portraits and intimate sketches, he brought to life iconic figures such as Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, and Philip Quast, both in and out of character.

Experience Harding's original sketchbooks displayed alongside a series of large ink on paper drawings. Harding's limited edition curated art book, 'From the Wings', showcases his unparalleled talent for capturing the energy and spirit of live performance. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the world of theatre through the eyes of a master artist.



Video Credit - Maria Stoljar (Talking with Painters)

Artists and Curator

Nicholas Harding & Harding Estate management

Nicholas Harding

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/03/2024 - 31/12/2027
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Olsen Gallery (originating gallery)
$5,000 (inc. freight)
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Exhibition Tour Manual, Invitations or Invitation Template, Media Kit
Other materials
Additional accompanying materials include numbered copies of the 'From the Wings' limited edition book (2020) as well as original theatre sketchbooks. Ancillary items will include, a tour manual comprising installation instructions following a review of the exhibit space, a media kit with approved press images and media release text and an invitation template for gallery review and adoption.
Primary contact
Eilish Parsons
Estate Management
Nicholas Harding Estate - ACME Art
0430 345 809
Secondary contact
Samuel Harding