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REAL FAKE by Betty Sargeant. Artist print. Printed artwork for sale.
REAL FAKE printed archival canvas with drop shadow frame
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REAL FAKE: Himalaya celebrates authentic artifice. It highlights the collapse between what’s real and what’s fake. The aim was to create a classically styled image that’s difficult to authenticate – it may be formed by machine learning (AI) or may be a photograph.

Many artworks go through a digital process. Some are digitally manipulated. Others are constructed by artificial intelligence. When does an artwork become fake: or are all digital artworks ‘fake’? REAL FAKE: Himalaya invites audiences to consider the idea of authentic artifice in this digital age.

Does this mountain actually exist? OR is REAL FAKE: Himalaya formed by AI?


This image was photographed by Dr Sargeant in the remote Himalaya. REAL FAKE: Himalaya features Mt Nun, located in Zanskar/India/Tibet. The tools used to make this artwork include an Olympus Trip analogue camera, an Olympus polarising filter, Ilford Ortho Plus 35mm black and white film, an iPhone 12Pro digital camera and Adobe Suite. The process involved in making this artwork includes over 30 days of remote solo Himalayan trekking to 5200m, printing a sepia toned image, photographing the image in order to digitise it, digitally manipulating the image in post-production and graphic design.

This artwork contains visuals created by Betty while she was in Zanscar. She came to this landscape with presence and intention and pays respect to the culture, lives and struggles of the peoples and lands of Zanscar. In making and presenting this artwork, Betty gratefully acknowledge First People’s custodianship and connection to landscape.


Betty Sargeant lives and works on the unceded land of the Yaluk-ut Weelam clan who are Boon Wurrung people. She pays respect to ancestors, elders and communities.