Date of Production
oil, acrylic and enamel paint, collage on four hardboard panels
255.6 x 377.6 cm (total size)
Hugh Williamson Prize, 1984
Four large panels make up this painting which is described by
the artist as "a strange mélange of my life…being friendly to
people and trying to maintain friendships with grace and charm".
Influenced by Pop expressionism Sansom has used photomontage
combined with figurative and abstract painting in this largely
biographical work. Vibrant colours, many of which are further
enhanced by the use of black outline or decoration, are used along
with photographs of the artist, and a list of streets in which he
has lived. A small wooden plaque purchased from a tourist shop in
Swanston Street, Melbourne, and located in the bottom right hand
corner, features the poem Friendship's Road upon which this
painting is based.