The Margaret River Library welcomes the touring exhibition by Sydney artist, Martin Shaw. His painting titled ‘Three Well Known Australians’ is on display in the Library until Friday 21st April.
Martin painted the ‘Three Well Known Australians’ in 1982 and created a guessing game that has engaged generations ever since. The painting has been touring the country since 1983.
Visitors to the library are encouraged to view the painting and add their opinion on who each character in the painting represents. These lists of opinions become yearbooks that travel with the exhibition and past books are also on display.
Martin has asked a wide variety of Australians to send in letters over the years, with their suggestions of who might be represented in the painting and 36 of these letters are on display to the public. Mark McGowan and Cathy Freeman are examples of two famous people who have written letters that are currently on display.