Canberra Museum and Gallery exhibition celebrates Wendy Saddington, the '60s rock music renegade who was ignored by the mainstream

By Julie Rickwood
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:16pm, first published May 18 2016 - 11:17am

When artist Peter Maloney first saw Wendy Saddington perform in Canberra he was about 17. Totally captivated by the experience, he became a lifelong admirer and then a friend, and amassed an extensive personal archive of material relating to this iconic Australian performer. Although his obsession might not be replicated by other people aged in their late 50s and 60s, I'm sure the name Wendy Saddington still resonates with many of that generation, especially if they saw her perform live. Those mesmerising experiences are not easily forgotten.

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