Art Forum: Wendy Sharpe

18may12:45 pm1:45 pmArt Forum: Wendy Sharpe

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Last 5 Years

Wednesday 18 May
Cell Block Theatre

Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and awarded artists, who lives and works in Sydney and Paris.

She has won a long list of prizes, awards, scholarships and honours, including The Archibald, The Sulman Prize, The Portia Geach Memorial Award (twice), The Adelaide Perry drawing Prize, The Calleen Art Prize and many others. Major commissions include an Olympic pool size Mural at Cook and Philip Park, College St Sydney and a commission by the Australian War Memorial, as an Australian Official Artist (the first woman since WW2). Major projects include working with the Asylum Seeker Centre Sydney, The State Library of NSW, The Australian Opera and Ballet, Circus Oz, burlesque and drag performers. She has also been awarded many international residencies, eg. Antarctica, Egypt, China and Mexico. Sharpe was artist in residence and worked with Hamlin Fistula Foundation in Ethiopia. Sharpe painted the major public mural ‘Women’s Empowerment’ in Newtown and a 40m ephemeral mural at Sydney Jewish museum.

She has been a finalist in the Archibald 8 times and in the Sulman Prize 12 times (more than any other artist).

She has held over 60 solo exhibitions around Australia and internationally.

Image: Wendy Sharpe, Witches with Green Light (detail), 2022, oil on linen, 137 x 122 cm. Photo: John Fotiatis. Finalist in the Sulman Prize, 2022, Art Gallery of NSW.




(Wednesday) 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm


Cell Block Theatre

Forbes St Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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