Who was Ian Gentle? Illawarra celebrates the life of an artistic maverick

Desiree Savage
Updated December 9 2023 - 11:34am, first published December 6 2023 - 10:28am
Ian Gentle is highly regarded as a great, influential artist and teacher who inspired the lives of many. Stick sculptures are currently on show as part of a multifaceted exhibition honouring his life. Left picture an Illawarra Mercury file image, right picture supplied.
Ian Gentle is highly regarded as a great, influential artist and teacher who inspired the lives of many. Stick sculptures are currently on show as part of a multifaceted exhibition honouring his life. Left picture an Illawarra Mercury file image, right picture supplied.

A scruffy, bearded man with an "unconventional" way of living touched the hearts of many during his lifetime with his artistic legacy now being honoured in film, in print and across two separate Illawarra institutions.

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