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Wendy Sharpe 'Woman in black coat, Flinders Ranges'
Wendy Sharpe 'The Witching Hour' Portrait of Elena Kats Chernin

 

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: Acquisition

Posted: 15th December 2018

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".

Wendy.

 

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Wendy Sharpe inAlbain St Nazaire near Fromelles

SALIENT: Contemporary Artists at the Western Front

The exhibition ends on 31st March 2020 after touring the following locations:

  • New England Regional Art Museum (24 March – 3 June 2018)
  • Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (10 August – 7 October 2018)
  • Anzac Memorial, Sydney (22 October 2018 – 17 February 2019)
  • Bank Art Museum Moree (5 March – 29 April 2019)
  • Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre (11 May – 30 June 2019)
  • Tweed Regional Gallery (22 November 2019 – 16 February 2020)

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.

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Image from the exhibition Elsewhere

'Elsewhere' Travels through Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Central Asia

Port Macquarie - 13 July - 29 Sept 2019 Glasshouse Regional Gallery

Tamworth - 8 Feb - 22 Mar 2020 Tamworth Regional Art Gallery


'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.


GLASSHOUSE GALLERY LINK GLASSHOUSE EDUCATION LINK ARTICLE: (ART GUIDE) LINK

 

Wendy Sharp painting from the roof of the State Library NSW Wendy Sharp 3m high light panels in State Library NSW Wendy Sharp artwork recording the transformation of State Library NSW

Sharpe records landmark

State Library of NSW, Macquarie St, Sydney.

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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