Wendy Saddington: Underground Icon

This exhibition at the Canberra Museum and Gallery contains memorabilia collected by Canberra artist Peter Maloney of the Australian singer heralded as “The Face of 68” at the age of 18. She performed with many influential art rock groups in the 1970s. She eventually travelled to New York where she went on to join the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and adopted the name Gandharvika Devi Dasi and continued to perform under her Anglo name but shunned the music press.

She died in Melbourne “after a life full of creative combustion on the shortest day of the year – the winter solstice, 22 June 2013.”

What a fascinating woman.

Wendy Saddington: Underground Icon. Pictured front is her signature tambourine handpainted by her artist friend James Clifford.