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88/47 Portative organ with case, brown varnish, Tasmanian blackwood / Tasmanian myrtle / walnut / mulga / metal / felt / leather / vinyl, made by Ronald Sharp, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1986 - 1988. Click to enlarge.

Portative organ made by Ronald Sharp

Made by Sharp, Ronald in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1986-1988.
Ron Sharp is one of Australia's best known organ builders. His largest and most important work was the Sydney Opera House organ. This portative organ is the smallest he has made. It is an original design and is one of eight made of a variety of timbers . All are beautifully made and it is unlikely he will make more.

Ron is a self taught craftsman, very involved with concept of creativity. He is interested in finding new solutions to the old problems inherent in organ building.

Summary

Object No.

88/47

Object Statement

Portative organ with case, brown varnish, Tasmanian blackwood / Tasmanian myrtle / walnut / mulga / metal / felt / leather / vinyl, made by Ronald Sharp, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1986 - 1988

Physical Description

Single manual, 20 note compass G-d1; 40 rectangular pipes in four rows, made of Tasmanian blackwood and Tasmanian myrtle; coupler switch; natural keys of Maracaibo box, accidentals keys of mulga; leather bellows at rear.

[Queensland] walnut case with rectangular carved, foliate panel on each side.

Dimensions

Height

520 mm

Width

300 mm

Depth

400 mm

Production

History

Notes

Purchased with the assistance of the Visual Arts and Crafts Board of the Australia Council and Mojo MDA, 1988.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1988

Acquisition Date

11 January 1988

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Portative organ made by Ronald Sharp 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 May 2020, <https://ma.as/85675>

Wikipedia

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