In a special feature for it's Australia Day Edition 'The Sydney Morning Herald' has chosen five of Wendy's works to form 'The Flinders Ranges Collection. Signed giclee prints are available from thesore.com.au
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Wendy's painting 'The Witching Hour- Portrait of Elena Kats-Chernin' has been purchased by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra for their Collection.
"Elena Kats-Chernin is one of Australia's most important composers and a close friend. So I am delighted to have this work in the National collection".
In 2017 Wendy Sharpe was part of a group of leading Australian artists visited the WW1 battlefields of France and Belgium. Although a century ago devastation and tragedy is still present.
Exhibition produced in partnership with King Street Gallery. Centenary of ANZAC.SALIENT LINK GALLERY LINK
'Elsewhere' coincides with the 40th anniversary of Edward Said's book 'Orientalism', Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis critically reflect on travel and drawing as creative practices to help us witness and understand each other. Glasshouse Regional Gallery will run exhibition based workshops and tours (see education link below). Curated by Dr Sam Bowker with the support of Create NSW and Charles Sturt University.
Wendy Sharpe is excited to be among only a handful of artists to date to be given exclusive back-of-house access to the 107 year-old Mitchell Building. The State Library which has not undergone any major work since 1964 is now undergoing an exciting $15 million transformation.
“The State Library has always been a place close to my heart,” said Wendy. “I used to come here with my father historian Alan Sharpe while he was researching various historic texts and photographs. I have also spent time here researching the endlessly fascinating collection for various projects,” Wendy said.
She has been drawing and painting – mostly in gouache (opaque watercolour) – a range of subjects and views from the rooftop right down to the floors below street level, depicting the major changes that have taken place. Sharpe has work in the amaze gallery and 3 huge 3 metre light box drawings.
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