2018, Oil painting on American Oak panel, 600x800mm
Background: Portrait of Sebastian Rideaux, the person behind the stage persona "Mr Marmalade", from Robyn Grove's solo exhibition, "Persona".
Info on the performer: An evening with Mr Marmalade (@mrmarmalademagic), the debonair magician, is a treat that combines enthralling storytelling, live music, cheeky bondage-like feats, fire and sleight of hand. His old-world charm and sincerity conjures the mood of sideshow magicians from a bygone era, then he throws in a modern-day, cheeky sense of humour, anecdotes and tales, and incredible skills to captivate his audience. And let’s not forget that incredible moustache! Recent projects have included solo show “Schrodinger’s Wizard” at the Melbourne Magic Festival, which is also scheduled for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival. Mr Marmalade is the proud winner of 2018’s Ballarat Beard and Moustache Competition.