Nicholas Harding’s original sketchbooks and larger drawings are on display at Manly Art Gallery and Museum in Nicholas Harding: The Theatre Sketchbooks until 14 February 2021.

Granted access to the rehearsal room to sketch the actors and creatives behind Waiting for Godot, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Present and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Harding also created lively portraits of actors out of character, including Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh and Philip Quast. Harding has also drawn some of Australia’s most renowned theatre directors and production creatives. These artworks are now a vibrant legacy of the Sydney Theatre Company’s recent productions.⁠

Image: Nicholas Harding, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Hugo Weaving