The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is hosting a special floor talk by the Calleen Art Award 2019 winner Wendy Sharpe on Saturday 25 May at 2pm.
Wendy Sharpe is a leading Australian artist and winner of many major national awards, scholarships and prizes including
The Sulman Prize, The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, The Portia Geach Memorial Award (twice), The Archibald
Prize (1996) and many others.
She was commission by the Australian War Memorial as an Australian Official Artist to East Timor in 1999 (the first woman
since WW2), the State Library of NSW, and she has also worked with the Asylum Seeker Centre Sydney (on a major
portrait project). She has a great interest in theatre, burlesque and has done major working projects with the Australian
Opera, Circus Oz and the Australian ballet. Other Major commissions include the Olympic pool size mural for Cook and
Philip Park Aquatic Centre, Sydney.
Wendy Sharpe has been awarded many artist residencies. These include two residencies in Paris at the AGNSW studio
Cite International des Arts, a residency at the Australian embassy residence in Egypt (as special guest of the ambassador)
and two in Antarctica, as well as residencies in China and the Arctic. She is a regular finalist in the Archibald, Sulman,
Wynne and Dobell prizes. Her work is held in numerous major cultural institutions throughout Australia. She has held over
60 solo exhibitions around Australia and internationally. Wendy Sharp lives and works in Sydney and Paris.
The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is located at 77 Darling Street Cowra NSW 2794. Light refreshments will be served.
Admission to the floor talk is free. For more information contact the Cowra Regional Art Gallery on 63402190.