CV & Bio

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CV & Bio


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Curriculum Vitae

Wendy Sharpe

Born 1960, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Sydney and Paris

 

Studies

1978-79 Art Certificate, Seaforth Technical College, Sydney
1980-82 B. A. (Visual Arts), City Art Institute, Sydney
1983 Graduate Diploma of Education (Art) Sydney Institute of Education
1984 Graduate Diploma of Professional Art, City Art Institute
1991-92 M.A. (Fine Arts), College of Fine Arts, University of NSW

 

Awards, Major Commissions, Prizes and Residencies

2020 Women’s Empowerment Mural, Newtown, Inner West Council, Sydney, NSW

2020 Resilience Fund – Survive, Australia Council for the Arts

2020 Resilience Fund – Create (Dreams in Dark Times), Australia Council for the Arts

2020 Action Fund for Visual Arts Projects, Copyright Agency

2019 Artist in Residence, Hamlin Fistula Foundation, Ethiopia 

2019 Winner Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW 

2019 Winner Manly Artist Book Award, Northern Beaches Library, Manly, Sydney, NSW 

2019 Australia Day Artist, Sydney Morning Herald

2018 Fellowship (Honorary award) - The National Art School, Sydney, NSW 

2018 Highly Commended Ravenswood Art Prize, Centenary Centre, Gordon, Sydney, NSW

2017-18 The State Library of NSW Artist in Residence, Sydney, NSW 

2017-18 Clayton Utz Art Partnership, Sydney, NSW 

2015-16 Circus Oz Artist Residency, Melbourne, VIC and Sydney, NSW 
2015  International Artist Residency, Zhouzhuang, China
2014 Obracadobra Artist Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico
2014 Winner Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize awarded by Edmund Capon
2013 Winner Manning Art Prize, Manning Regional Gallery, Taree, NSW 
2012 Antarctica Artist Residency Mawson Centenary – Mawson’s Hut Foundation
2011 Taronga Zoo artist residency, Sydney, NSW
2008 - 09 Commission: The Arts Centre Victoria - The Australian Ballet's tribute
to the Ballet Russes (Exhibition)
2008 Artist Residency at the Australian Residency Cairo, Egypt, at the personal invitation of the Australian Ambassador
2006 Awarded tenancy of Cite Internationale Des Arts Studio, Paris for 2007 by the Art Gallery of New South Wales
2003 Winner, Allen Gamble Memorial Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
2003 Winner, The Portia Geach Memorial Prize Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1999 Appointed as Australian Official Artist attached to the Australian Army History Unit in Dili, East Timor, Australian War Memorial, ACT
1998-99 Commissioned by the City of Sydney for Olympic pool murals based on the life of Annette Kellerman (8 panels), Cook & Phillip Aquatic Centre
1998 Winner, The Bathurst Art Prize, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1996 Winner, The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1995 Winner, Kedumba Drawing Prize, NSW
1995 Winner, The Portia Geach Memorial Prize, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1992 Winner, Robert Le Gay Bereton Drawing Prize, Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1991-92 The Australia Post Graduate Research Award
1990-95 Winner, The Waverley Art Prize, New South Wales
1989 Mercedes Benz Scholarship: travel to Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Italy
1986 Awarded tenancy Cite International Studio, Paris, France
1986 Dyason Bequest
1986 Marten Bequest, Travelling Art Scholarship; Europe and New York
1986 Winner, The Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, judged by Albert Tucker
1986 Dr Denise Hickey Studio, Paris, France

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020  ‘MAGIC’, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, NSW

2020  ‘Celebrating Women: Hamlin Fistula Foundation', Macquarie Space Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2019  ‘The Most Northly Exhibition’, Artic Unveiled, Svalbard, Norway

2019  ‘Paris’ Linton and Kay Galleries, Subiaco, Perth, WA

2019  ‘Paris Stories’ Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, QLD

2019  ‘Western Front WWI’ Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, QLD

2018  ‘Paris Windows’ King Street Gallery on William, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

2018  ‘Secrets’ Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW

2018  'Wanderlust' Aarwun Gallery, Canberra, ACT

2017/18 ‘Wendy Sharpe’ Clayton Utz, Bligh Street, Sydney, NSW

2017  'Burlesque & Circus' Lynton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA

2017  'Wanderlust' Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2017  'Burlesque & Circus' Aarwun Gallery, Canberra, ACT

2017  'House of Dreams & The Book of Constant Stars' Juniper Hall, Paddington, Sydney, NSW
2016  'Wendy Sharpe' Linyi Contemporary Art Centre, China
2016  'Cultural Exchange of Australia and China' Quinghua Centre, Linyi, China
2016 6th Shandong Cultural Industries Fair, Jinan, China 
2016 'China Stories' Shanghai Cultural Centre and Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
2016 'CIRCUS', King Street Gallery on William. Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
2016 'Butt Naked Salon', Project with The Australian Art Quartet. Yellow House, Sydney, NSW
2016 ‘Theatre of Dreams’, Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, UK
2016 ‘Wanderlust’ – Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah QLD
2016 ‘Beautiful Monsters’, Philip Bacon Galleries , Brisbane , QLD
2016  'Prints'  Fire Station Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2015 ‘Theatre of Dreams’, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015 ‘Seeking Humanity – Portraits of Asylum Seekers’, The Muse, Ultimo TAFE, Sydney/ Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra/ Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney/ Mary McKillop Place Museum North Sydney.
2015 ‘Painting For Antarctica’ (with Bernard Ollis), The Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, NSW
2014 ‘Night’, King Street Gallery on William, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
2014 ‘Conversations with Matisse’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, QLD
2013 ‘Wendy Sharpe’s Antarctica’, Long Gallery, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, TAS
2013 ‘Burlesque and Backstage’, Buratti Fine Art, North Fremantle, WA
2013 ‘Truth or Dare’, Muk Muk Fine Art, Darwin, NT
2013 ‘Make Believe’, Ecosse Gallery, Exeter, Southern Highlands, NSW
2012 ‘Burlesque’, King Street Gallery on William, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
2012 ‘Wendy Sharpe’s Antarctica’, Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour Sydney, NSW
2012 ‘Artist & Model’, Buratti Fine Art, North Fremantle, WA
2012 ‘Walking Dream’, Ecosse Gallery, Exeter, NSW
2011 ‘Artist and Model’, MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne, VIC  
2011 ‘Wendy Sharpe: The Imagined Life’ (major survey retrospective), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2011 ‘Travel’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2010 ‘Venice’, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, NSW
2008 ‘Travel’, MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne, VIC
2008 ‘Intimacy and Solitude’, Adele Boag Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2008 ‘Paris’, King St Gallery on William, Sydney, NSW
2007 ‘Stories from the Studio’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, QLD 
2006 ‘Couples’, MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne, VIC
2006 ‘The Opera Series Paintings and Drawings’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
2006 ‘Million Dollar Mermaid’, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, NSW
2005 ‘Artist & City & Spanish Series’, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2004 ‘Paintings’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
2004 ‘Travel Paintings’, Phillip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2003 ‘Recent Paintings’, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2003 ‘Paintings’, Phillip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2002 ‘Wendy Sharpe: a selection of works 1999-2002’, King Street Gallery on Burton at Span Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
2002 ‘New Paintings’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
2000 ‘New Beginnings-East Timor’, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT
2000 ‘East Timor’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
1999 ‘Drawings, Paintings and Mixed Media Works for The Annette Kellermann Mural’ (at Cook & Phillip Aquatic Centre, Sydney), King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
1997 ‘Night Paintings’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
1996 ‘New Work’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
1995 ‘New Work’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
1993 ‘Recent Paintings’, Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1991 ‘Ghosts’, Pod Theatre, Sydney, NSW
1990 ‘Magic Paintings’, DC Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1989 ‘Recent Paintings’, DC Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1987 ‘Selected Work’, Nidus Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1986 ‘Fire Inside’, First Impressions Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1987 ‘Lingering Images’, Visual Arts Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1985 ‘Sex and Death’, Nicholson Street Gallery, Sydney, NSW

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020  Finalist, The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
2020  Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman, Sydney NSW
2020  Finalist, Portia Geach, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2020  ‘Self Portrait‘ Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, NSW
2020  Finalist, Kilgour Art Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
2020  ‘Tradition and Transformation II: Taiwan-Australian International Watercolour Exhibition’ Dadun Cultural Centre, Taichung City, Taiwan
2020  ‘Eye to Eye’ National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2020  Finalist, The Darling Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2020  Finalist, Doug Moran Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
2020  Finalist, Ravenswood Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
2019  Salon Des Refuses, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2019  Winner, Artist Book Award, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2019  Finalist, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, NSW
2019  Winner, Calleen Art Award, NSW
2019  Finalist, Dobell Drawing Prize, Sydney
2019  Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Prize, New South Wales
2019  Australia Day Artist, Sydney Morning Herald
2018  Highly Commended, Ravenswood Art Prize, Centenary Centre Gordon, Sydney, NSW
2019 ‘Inside/Outside’ King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, NSW
2018 ‘Destination Sydney’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2018 ‘100 years on’ King Street Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2018/19/20  ‘Salient : Contemporary artists at the Western Front’ Travelling Exhibition: New England Regional Art Museum, NSW: 24 March – 3 June 2018, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW: 10 August – 7 October 2018, Anzac War Memorial, Sydney: 21 October 2018– 17 February 2019, Bank Art Museum. Moree: 5 March – 29 April 2019, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW: 11 May – 30 June 2019, Tweed Regional Gallery: 21 November – 16 February 2020
2018  New Galleries, State Library of NSW
2018  ‘Elsewhere - Travels Through Morocco, Egypt, Syria Iran and Central Asia’, exhibition with Bernard Ollis, HR Gallop Gallery, CSU Wagga Wagga - 13 August to 7 September 2018, Griffith Regional Art Gallery - 29 September to 4 November 2018, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo: May - June 2019, The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie: 20 July - 29 September 2019, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery: 8 February - 22 March 2020
2018 Finalist, Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize, Abbotssliegh, NSW
2018 Finalist, Portia Geach Award, Sydney, NSW
2018 Finalist, Fishers Ghost Award, Sydney, NSW
2018 Finalist, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Nowra, NSW
2018 Finalist, Ravenswood Art Prize, Centenary Centre Gordon, Sydney, NSW
2018  ‘The Art of Friendship’, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney, NSW
2018 Finalist, ‘Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2018 ’Salon des Refuses’, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2018 ‘Interiors’, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW
2018 ‘Salient – Contemporary Artists at the Western Front ‘ New England Regional Gallery, NSW 23 March-3 June 2018. Bathurst Regional Art, Gallery, NSW10 August-7 October, Anzac Memorial Sydney, NSWOctober 2018, 17 February 2019, Bank Art Museum Moree, NSW 5 March-29 April 2019, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW 11 May-30 June 2019, Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW 21 November- 16 February 2020.
2018 ‘Australian Women Artists’ Philip Bacon Galleries Brisbane, QLD
2018 ‘Art from Our Souls’ New Chinese Australian Art Society St Magdalen's Chapel, Guest Artist, Wolli Creek, Sydney, NSW
2017 ‘Cabaret’ Guest Artist Glen Street Theatre, Belrose, Sydney, NSW
2017 ’Salon des Refuses’ S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2017 ‘Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis – Etchings’ The Fire Station Gallery Melbourne, VIC
2017 Finalist, ‘Portia Geach Memorial Award’ S.H Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
2017 ‘From the Collection: Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis: Life and Travels' Blue Mountains City Gallery, NSW
2016 ‘Battle for Berrima Show’, Berrima Artsspace, E2, Berrima, NSW
2016 ‘Prints from the Griffith Studio’, Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore NSW
2016 ’Salon des Refuses’, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2016 Finalist ‘Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2016 ‘The Collection’, The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, NSW
2016 Drawing Exhibition, Untitled Factory, Rue Gabrielle 18 eme. Paris, France
2016 Self Portrait Exhibition Yellow House, Potts Point Sydney, NSW
2016 ‘WAR – A Playground Perspective’, Newington Armory Gallery, NSW
2016 ‘Collection: La Femina’, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
2015  Gold Coast City Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
2015 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Paddington, Sydney, NSW
2015 ‘Escape to Antarctica, Shackleton’, Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
2015 ‘The Art of Shakespeare’ with Bell Shakespeare , Sydney Opera House, Sofitel Melbourne, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
2015 ’Salon des Refuses’, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW and Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery, Mornington, VIC
2015 ‘ Mug Shot- Still Life Exhibition “ Ecosse Gallery , Exeter,  NSW
2015 ‘Newtown Romantics’, Penny Contemporary Gallery , Hobart, Tasmania
2015 ‘Australian Masterworks’,  Handmark,  Hobart, Tasmania
2015 ‘Labourers, Luminaries & Lieutenants’, Muse Gallery, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW
2015 ‘Painting For Antarctica: Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis Follow Shackleton’, Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
2015 ‘The Australians’, 12Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2015 Finalist, ‘Muswellbrook Art Prize’, Muswellbrook Gallery, NSW
2015 ‘Private Lives - Artist As Collector’, S.H Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
2014 Finalist, ‘Portia Geach Memorial Award’, S.H Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
2014 Finalist, ‘The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)’, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW. Travelling to: Redcliffe City Regional Gallery, QLD, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW and Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
2014 Finalist, ‘Grace Cossington Smith art award’, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Wahroonga, Sydney, NSW
2014 Finalist, Alice Prize
2014 ‘Forty Years’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, QLD
2014 Australian Watercolour Institute Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW
2013 ‘Figurative Show’, Buratti Fine Art, Perth, WA
2013 ‘Auto Portrait’, Ecosse Gallery, NSW
2013 Finalist, ‘Mosman Art Prize’, NSW
2013 Winner ‘Manning Art Prize’, Taree, NSW  
2013 Finalist, ‘Doug Moran National Portrait Prize’, NSW
2012 Finalist ‘Dobell Prize for Drawing’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW
2012 Finalist ‘National Works on Paper Award’, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC
2012 ‘Virtual Reality – Interpreting the Landscape’, King Street Gallery at Newcastle University Gallery NSW
2012 – 14 Finalist‘Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award’, Grafton Regional Art Gallery, NSW Redcliffe City Art Gallery, QLD University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD New England Regional Art Museum, NSW Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, QLD Griffith Regional Gallery, NSW Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW Bundaberg Regional Gallery, QLD Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, QLD Gympie Regional Gallery, QLD
2012 – 14 ‘In Two Art’, Artists Couples Exhibition, Maitland Regional Gallery, S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney, NSW Orange Regional Gallery, NSW, Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, NSW Wollongong City Gallery, NSW, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW, Dalby Regional Gallery, QLD
2012 ‘The Animal’, King Street Gallery on William, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
2012 Finalist ‘Mosman Art Prize’, Mosman Regional Gallery Mosman, Sydney
NSW
2012 ‘The Archibald Portrait Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Travelling Exhibition: TarraWarra Museum of Art, VIC, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW Western Plains Cultural Centre, NSW Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW New England Regional Gallery, NSW
2011 ‘The Dobell Prize for Drawing 2011’, Finalist Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2011 ‘Prints from the Griffith Studio’, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2011 ‘Zoo Residency Exhibition’, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2011 ‘Arkaba Station’, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, NSW
2011 ‘Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize’, Finalist Exhibition, The Croydon PLC, Sydney, NSW
2010 ‘Slow Burn - A century of Australian woman artists from a private collection’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW  
2010 ‘Tales from the City’, Two person show with Bernard Ollis, Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2009 ‘The Grand Tour’, Two person show with Bernard Ollis, United Galleries, Perth, WA
2009 ‘In the Wings’ Touring exhibition from The Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC
2009 ‘Collections’ Hawkesbury Regional Gallery Windsor NSW
2009 ‘Salon des Refuses’ S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2009 ‘The Doug Moran Portrait Prize’, Finalist Exhibition, State Library of NSW, Sydney and travelling
2009 ‘The Sulman Prize’, Finalist Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2009 ‘Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize’, Finalist Exhibition, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Croydon, Sydney, NSW
2008 ‘Jada Drawing Prize’, Finalist Exhibition, Grafton Regional Art Gallery, NSW and Travelling
2008 ‘Urban Myth’, Two Person show with Bernard Ollis, United Galleries, Perth, WA
2008 ‘Drawn Encounters’, Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK
2008 ‘Sordid Tales’, NG Art Chippendale, Sydney, NSW
2008 ‘Jada Drawing Prize’, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW and Travelling
2007 ‘Cuisine and Country’, curated by Gavin Wilson travelling regional galleries
2007 Finalist ‘The Dobell Prize for Drawing’ Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2007 ‘9 x 5 Show’, The Savage Club, Melbourne, VIC
2007 ‘Dusk til Dawn’, Delmar Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2007 ‘Squared’, Greenhill Galleries, Perth, WA
2007 ‘Group Therapy’, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2006 ‘Grafton Drawing Prize’, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
2006 ‘Redlands Art Prize’, Mosman Regional Gallery, NSW
2006 ‘Kilgore Painting Prize Finalist Exhibition’, Newcastle Region Gallery, NSW
2006 ‘The Dobell Drawing Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2006 ‘Defiance Drawing Show’, Defiance Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006 ‘Mining the Archive’ Hillend Art Gallery, Curated by Gavin Wilson, NSW
2006 ‘The Art of the Operatic’ The Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC
2006 ‘The Salon Des Refuses’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006 ‘The Delmar Codex’, curated by Nick Vickers Delmar gallery Sydney, NSW
2006 ‘Exhibition of Drawing Prize Finalists’, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006 ‘The Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2006 ‘The Big Picture’, curated by Nick Vickers, Delmar Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006 ‘Australian Art’, Hongik University Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2005 - 2007 ‘Fireworks’, tracing the incendiary in Australian Art, curated by Gavin Wilson, travelling exhibition
2005 ‘Witness to War’, Mornington Regional Art Gallery, VIC and travelling exhibition
2005 ‘The Defiance Drawing Show’, Defiance Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2005 ‘The Salon Des Refuses’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2005 ‘Gold Coast City Art Prize’, QLD
2005 ‘Walking the Line’, National Art School, Sydney, NSW
2005 ‘The Dobell Prize for Drawing’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2004 ‘The Wynne Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2004 ‘The Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2004 ‘The Dobell Prize for Drawing’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2004 ‘Drawcard’, National Art School, Sydney, NSW
2004 ‘2004 The Year in Art’, National Trust, S.H. Irvin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2004 ‘Mosman Art Prize’, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2004 ‘Spectrum 2004’, FONAS, Parliament House, Sydney, NSW
2004 ‘Westpac Art Prize’, Sydney, NSW
2004 ‘Reg Richardson Collection Exhibition’, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 ‘The Salon Des Refuses’ S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 ‘The Dobell Prize for Drawing’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2003 Winner ‘The Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 ‘Art Gallery of New South Wales - 50th Anniversary Exhibition and Auction’ Sydney, NSW
2003 Winner ‘Allen Gamble Memorial Art Prize’ (in conjunction with Mosman Art Prize), Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 ‘Ned Kelly-Framed’, National Trust of Australia, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2002 ‘The Dobell Prize for Drawing’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2002 ‘Exhibition’, King Street Gallery at Span Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
2002 ‘Kedumba Drawing Prize’, Kedumba Gallery, Wentworth Falls, NSW
2002 ‘Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2002 ‘Erotica’, Metro5, Melbourne, VIC
2002 ‘Salon des Refuses’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
2001 ‘Federation’, curated by John McDonald National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
2001 ‘A Studio in Paris – Australian Artists at the Cite’, curated by Jane Watters, S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney, NSW
2001 ‘Works on Paper’, two person show with Nora Heysen, Von Bertouch Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
2001 ‘Studio Tradition’, curated by Therese Kenyon, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, NSW
2001 ‘Bat, Ball and Brush, A Summer of Cricket and Art at the Sydney Cricket Ground’, Sydney, NSW
2001 ‘Art on Steel’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Wollongong City Gallery, NSW
2001 ‘Exhibition’, Museum of Tropical Queensland, and travelling exhibition
2000 ‘The Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2000 ‘Last Show of the Year’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
2000 ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, Cutcliffe Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2000 ‘Ceramics and Works on Paper’, collaborative with Janna Ferris, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2000 ‘Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair’, King Street Galleries, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC
2000 ‘The Dobell Prize for Drawing’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1999 ‘The Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1999 ‘The Dobell Prize for Drawing’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1999 ‘Last Show of the Year’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
1999 ‘The Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1998 ‘Last Show of the Year’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
1997 ‘Gallery Artists’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
1996 Winner 'The Archibald Portrait Prize', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1996 ‘The Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1996 ‘The Dobell Prize for Drawing’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1996 ‘Gallery Artists’, King Street Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1995 ‘The Archibald Portrait Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Travelling Exhibition: Moree Regional Art Gallery; Dubbo Regional Art Gallery; Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1995 Winner ‘The Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize’ S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW  
1995 ‘The Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1995 ‘The Dobell Prize for Drawing’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1995 Winner ‘Kedumba Drawing Prize’, Kedumba Gallery, Wentworth Falls, NSW
1994 ‘The Archibald Portrait Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales and travelling exhibition: Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSWTamworth Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1994 ‘Erotic/Exotic’, two person show with Tim Schultz, Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1994 ‘Exhibition’, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, NSW
1993 ‘Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1992 ‘Critic’s Choice’, Macquarie Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1992 ‘The Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1992 ‘Salon des Refuses’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1991 ‘Erotic/Exotic’, Inner Circle Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1991 ‘The Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize’ S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1991 ‘A Figurative Focus’, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1991 ‘The Intimate Experience (Australian Women’s Images of Women)’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1990 ‘International Women’s Exhibition’, Women’s Gallery
1989 ‘Modern Muses: Classical Mythology in Australian Art (1940 – 1989)’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1988 ‘Elysian Muses Return’, EMR Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1988 ‘Fresh Art’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1986 Winner ‘The Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1985 ‘The Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

 

Artwork Collections

Adelaide Perry Collection, Croydon, NSW
ANZAC Memorial, Sydney, NSW
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
Arts Centre, VIC
ANZAC Memorial, Sydney, NSW
Australian Embassy, Paris, France
Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
BHP Australia
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, NSW
City of Belmont, Perth, WA
City of Sydney Council, NSW
Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW
Kedumba Drawing Collection
Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW
Manly Regional Gallery, NSW
Manning Regional Gallery, VIC
Mosman Art Gallery, NSW
National Art School Sydney, NSW
National Portrait Gallery ACT
Northern Beaches Library, Manly, Sydney, NSW
Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Qantas, Australia
State Library of NSW
Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW
University of Queensland
University of Sydney, NSW
Warringah Council, NSW
Waverley Council, NSW

 

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2020 Fortescue, Elizabeth. ‘Pictures of Resilience’, The Telegraph, Saturday Extra, 8 August.
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2018 Gouriotis, Kon. Walsh, Eli. 'Art finds a New Home' Artist Profile, Issue 43. Pp. 20-22.
2018 Bevan, Scott. ‘Sharpe Lines Draw a Crowd to Maitland’, Newcastle Herald, 23 May.
2018 Bevan, Scott. ‘Acclaimed artist Wendy Sharpe leaves her mark on Maitland Gallery’, Newcastle Herald, 26 May.
2018 De Peak, Simone. ‘What will the landlord think?’ The Australian Financial Review, 23 May.
2018 Monte, Megan. ‘Secrets’ Catalogue, Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW.
2018 Price, Sarah. ‘A Visit to the Sydney Studio of artist Wendy Sharpe’, Portrait, The Saturday Paper, 12-18 May.
2018 Grishin, Sasha. ‘Art review: Wendy Sharpe's Wanderlust at Aarwun Gallery is vibrant and fresh’, The Canberra Times. Sydney Morning Herald, 2 April.
2018 Wilson, Gavin. Interiors, Catalogue, Orange Regional Gallery.
2018 Manera, Brad. ‘The Western Front 100 years on: Contemporary artists take stock’, Australian Financial Review, 23 March.
2018 Heather, Robert. ‘Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front’, Catalogue.
2018 Fuller, Nicholas. ‘Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front’, The Armidale Express, 22 March.
2017 Kuzma-Kuzniarska, Maria. ‘An Illustrated Guide to Montmartre’s Bars and Cafés’, Montmartre. Pp.46-47, 53.
2017 ‘Artist Wendy Sharpe to record landmark transformation’, State Library of NSW, 30 September.
2017 Bartley, Kim. ‘Dubbo festival event draws established Australian artists’, The Daily Liberal, Dubbo. 11 October.
2017 Fortescue, Elizabeth. ‘Elizabeth ‘Mitchell Library’s transformation comes into Sharpe Relief’, The Daily Telegraph, 2 October.
2017 Artist Profile, Clayton Utz.
2017 ‘From the Collection: Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis: Life and Travels’, The Art Guide Blue Mountains, City Gallery.
2017 Yeoman, William. ‘Louche and Lurid Celebration of Life’, The Weekend West, WA, 29 -30 July.
2017 Maddox, Garry. ‘From Hogarth to Westconnex: Wendy Sharpe tackle contemporary Sydney’, Sydney Morning Herald, 11 July. Pp. 2-3.
2017 ‘Wendy Sharpe brings Some Rage to Unashamedly Original’, Limelight Magazine, 19 July.
2017 White, L. ‘Burlesque as Art’ The Canberra Weekly, March. P35.
2017 Musa H. ‘Arts: The Sharpe eye turns to subjects Sensual’, The City News, ACT, 22 February.2016 Stephenson, B. ‘ Circus – Wendy Sharpe’. Alt Media. City Hub 19 September  
2016 Fortescue, Elizabeth. “ Artist Still tumbles for the Magic of the Big Top Circus ”. The Daily Telegraph. P46. 15 September  
2016 Joyce, Daniel. Olivia Gould – Fensom. Human Rights Defender. Vol 25. Issue 2. August 2016. ‘Special Issue on Villawood. Interview: ‘Wendy Sharpe: Portraits of Humanity – Art as Advocacy’. P 19 – 22. Australian Human Rights Centre. UNSW. Australia.
2016 Li, Jingzhe. 'Visual Story Telling about China – Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis’, Hard Cover Book, China.
2016 6th Shandong Cultural Industries Fair, Catalogue, Jinan China. Pp. 84-85.
2016 Fortescue, E. “Drawn Together by Art”. The Daily Telegraph. Saturday Extra. P68 – 69. 20 August 2016
2016 McDonald, John. ‘On second thoughts – The works overlooked for the Archibald and Wynne prizes are a typically mixed bunch’. Sydney Morning Herald – Spectrum. 6-7 August.
2016 Gibson, Prue. ‘Drawn Together’, Artist Profile, Issue 35 p. 110 - 113
2016 Choueifaty, Elie “Sulman Prize 2016: Wendy Sharpe’s painting offended a Liberal politician. Now it’s a finalist, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age 11th July
2016 d’Argeavel, Stan. Prints From The Griffith Studio. Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore. 23 July – 1 September 2016. P 12
2016 Taylor, Andrew. ‘You’re kidding’: Would Frida Kahlo stand a chance in the Archibald Prize?’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24th June
2016 Baker, Naomi. Insight Membership Magazine. Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Issue ‘Artist Talk with Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis. 11. P 9. 18 June 2016

2016 Brown Pihil ,  “Brilliant Creatures “, Courier Mail ,  27th February
2016 Apps, Lesley, ‘Wendy’s Lessons in Art and Feminism’, The Grafton Daily Examiner, 14th February
2015  Sharpe, Wendy “The Art that Made Me”, LOOK Magazine, December
2015  Northover, Kylie “A Brush with the Bard”, Spectrum,  Sydney Morning Herald, September 12th
2015 Leak B. “Hanging Offences”, Sydney Morning Herald, August 22-23
2015 Oakes, S. “Seven Homes of Amazing Female Artists”, Daily Life, July 9th
2015  Pryor, Sally, ‘Capital Life: March 21’, The Canberra Times, March 20th
2015 Wood, Stephanie, ‘After Taliban horror, Hikmat finds a place to call home’, The Sydney Morning Herald, February 17th
2015 Wood, Stephanie, ‘Wendy Sharpe's powerful portraits of humanity’, The Sydney Morning Herald, January 23rd
2014 Frost, Andrew, ‘Top five: critic’s picks’, The Sydney Morning Herald, September 18th
2014 Lambert, Olivia, ‘Wendy Sharpe says passion is vital’, The Border Mail, Monday 14th April
2014 Chen, Xidan (Director Quanhua Watercolour Art Gallery, Shanghai, China), Across the water: China-Australia, p. 48
2014 Zubrzyck, Alexander, ‘In the footsteps of Matisse’, The Australian, March 24
2014 Purdon, Fiona, ‘Follow the Leader’, Sunday Mail, March 23rd, p. 30
2014 Bunn, Anthony, ‘Nothing to hide in Benalla nude finalists’, The Border Mail, March 29
2013 Josephs, Caroline, ‘Travels with a Paintbrush’, Artists Spectrum, Vol. 30,
November
2013 Wilson, Laetitia, ‘Wendy Sharpe’s Burlesque Art’, The West Australian, 21st November
2013 Kolenberg, Hendrick, Ryan, Anne, and Campbell, Helen, ‘Contemporary
Australian Drawing 20 years of the Dobell Prize for drawing, 1993 – 2012’, p. 5
2013 Sinclair, Corey, ‘Alice Springs’, Centralian Advocate, 10 March
2013 Taylor, Andrew, ‘Archibald proves to be just a nice the second time
around’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March
2013 Speck, Catherine, ‘Wendy Sharpe, Official War artist in East Timor’, Artlink, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 64 – 65
2013 Fortescue, Elizabeth, ‘About Face’, Daily Telegraph, Best Weekend, 30
March
2013 Sharpe, Wendy, ‘Musee de Montmarte, Paris’, The Australian Financial
           Review, April, p. 51
2013 Briery, Justin, ‘Sharpe Styling’, Centralian Advocate, 14 May
2013 Howard, Jessica, ‘Sharpe Eye for Freeze Frames in Antartica’, Hobart
           Mercury, August 1, 2013
2013 Australian Financial Weekend Review, Travel and Leisure, 31 August – 1          
September
2013 ‘30s Divine Decadence on Parade’, The Daily Telegraph, 9 September
2012 Buratti, Robert, ‘ Wendy Sharpe’,  Artist Profile, issue 20, p.86-91
2012 Fletcher Diana, ‘A Modern Take on the Million Dollar Mermaid’ in ‘100 Stories From the Australian Maritime Museum, Collection Book, Australian Maritime Museum, p. 234-235
2012 ‘Wendy Sharpe’s Antarctica’, 128 page book, forward by Lou Klepac, published by The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW
2012 Taylor, Andrew, ‘At Home with Wendy Sharpe’, The Sun Herald, July 22, p.79
2012 Fortescue, Elizabeth, Daily Telegraph, July 23, p.24
2012 ‘In Two Art’ catalogue, National Trust of Australia
2012 ‘Her White Period’, The Sydney Morning Herald, February 17, p.6
2012 Allen, Christopher ‘Facial Recognition’, The Australian, March 16
2011 ‘Frequent Flyer Wendy Sharpe’ The Sydney Morning Herald SmartEdition – Traveller, November 5-6, p.5
2011 Omergari, Lisa ‘Book review’ Artist Profile, Issue 16
2011 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Sydney, ‘Prints from the Griffith Studio’ catalogue, p.44
2011 Taylor, Andrew, Christopher ‘Who Watches Who at Zoo’ The Sydney Morning Herald, August 14
2011 Allen, Christopher ‘Sensuous compulsion’ Weekend Australian Review, Visual Arts, April 2, pp.11-12
2011 Meacham, Steve ‘Stripped bare for a rare look back’ The Sydney Morning Herald, February 23, pp.14-15
2011 Fortesque, Elizabeth ‘Vivid Celebration of Life’ The Daily Telegraph, February 21, p.26
2011 ‘Artist capture Zoo's roar appeal’ Sun Herald, February 20
2011 Sharpe, Wendy, Wendy Sharpe, p.128 monograph, essay by Kidd, Courtney, Martin Lane Design, NSW
2010 Hunter, Catherine & Inglis, Bruce The Imagined life - The Art of Wendy Sharpe, DVD, Catherine Hunter Productions, Sydney
2010 O'Conner, Natalie, Slow Burn - A century of woman artists from a private collection, S.H. Ervin Gallery & Eva Breuer Art Dealer, August, pp.218-219
2010 Selinger-Morris Samantha ‘Profile of artist Wendy Sharpe’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, July 17-18, p.4
2010 Sisley, Alan Tales from the City, ‘Bernard Ollis and Wendy Sharpe’, Orange Regional Art Gallery
2010 Lopez, AnneMarie, Art Box Office (image) The Magazine, Sydney April p.57
2010 The Planner 'ETC, ‘Open Studios’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, March 20-21 p.20
2010 ‘Water’ (image) The Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, January 26, p.2
2010 ‘Art and War’ (image) Incubate, COFA publication, Sydney, issue 4, p.73
2009 Schwartzkoff, Louise, 'Perfectly at Easle', The Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, May 8, p.22
2009 ‘War Room’ Sydney Morning Hearald, Spectrum, April 25-26, p.22
2009 Matchett, Stephen ‘The Art of War’ Weekend Australian Review, April 25-26
2009 New-Selected Work and Recent Exhibitions, University of Queensland, p.64
2009 Van Witt, Kathleen Collections Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, p33
2009 Allen, Christopher 'Land's End' Weekend Australian Review, March 28
2008 Gillies, Fiona 'In the Frame', The Sunday Telegraph, October 26, cover & pp.6-7
2008 Simmonds, Diana ‘Travels with my art’ The Weekend Australian, Oct 11-12, p.4
2008 Macdonald, Cindy ‘UpFront - your time starts now’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend October 11-12, p.16
2008 Allen, Christopher ‘Walk the Line’ Weekend Australian Review, Sept 20-21
2008 Cockington, James 'The God of small things' The Sydney Morning Herald Sept 10 p.13
2008 Mc Cormick, Alice & Rhodes, Sarah, The Artists Lunch Murdoch books pp.180-193
2008 Fortesque, Elizabeth, ‘Sharpe has an exquisite French Connection’ The Daily Telegraph, May, p.24
2008 Macdonald, John, ‘Snapshot’ The Sydney Morning Herald, May 31, p16-17
2007 Lloyd, Ian & Macdonald, John, Studio - Australian Painters on the Nature of Creativity R. Ian Lloyd Productions, pp.184-187, p.276
2006 Atkinson, Frances, ‘What I’ve learnt’ The Age, December 16, p.10, A2
2006 ‘Mona Lisa’s Guile Smile’, The Daily Telegraph, Sept 21, p.43
2006 Lucinda Schmidt, ‘Pro file – Wendy Sharpe’ The Age & The Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 20
2006 ‘Witness to War’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Good weekend, August 8, p.17
2006 Meacham, Steve, ‘In The Army zone’ The Sydney morning Herald, July 30
2006 Macdonald, John, ‘Tour of Duty by Lens and Brush’ The Sydney Morning Herald, June 22-23 p.16-17
2006 Pinson, Peter, John, The Australian Watercolour Institute, Philip Mathews p.144-145
2006 Brown, Rachel: ‘Portrait reveals Mary…’ The Sun Herald, April 9, p.3
2006 Fortesque, Elizabeth: ‘What’s the Form?’ The Daily Telegraph, Sydney live, March 23, p.2
2006 Byrne, Wenona, ‘Wendy Sharpe - Erskineville, every surface has its day ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’, Domain, February 23, p.5
2005 Craig, Sunundra : ‘I wish I painted that - Wendy Sharpe on Goya’s light of the witches’ The Sydney Morning Herald, December 28, p.24
2005 Verghis, Sharon : ‘Art School Battle hits the streets’ The Sydney Morning Herald, November 22, p.7
2005 Verghis, Sharon: ‘Battle Lines are Drawn’ The Sydney Morning Herald, November 12-13, p.37
2005 Helen Musa, ‘Chapman Gallery’s Coup’ The Canberra Times, Sept2, p.8
2005 Sonia Barron, ‘Intimate Works of Vigour’ The Canberra Times, Sept 28, p.12
2005 Sandra McLean, ‘Visual Arts’ Courier Mail, June 2, p.21
2005 Sebastian Smee, ‘Face Value’ The Weekend Australian, April 23-24, p.4
2004 Speck, Catherine, Painting Ghosts Craftsman House Press, p.200-203
2004 Churcher, Betty, The Art of War The Miegunyah Press, p.166-168
2004 Weight, Greg, Australian Artists Chapter & Verse, p.166
2004 Davies, Alan: An Eye for Photography The Miegunyah Press, pp.104-105
2004 Hill, Peter: ‘Creative thoughts’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 20, p.44
2004 Mclean, Sandra, ‘Different Destination’ The Courier Mail, October 8, p.4
2004 Li, Jingzhe, Australian Contemporary Painting Shanghai Peoples Fine Arts Publishing House, p.101-104
2004 Brown, Phil, ‘Wendy Sharpe’s brush with travel’ Brisbane News, Oct, p.39
2004 Hill, Peter, ‘Two to tango’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, Oct 16-17 p.18
2004 Pierce, Peter, ‘Dispatches from the Homefront’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 4-5 p.13
2004 Fortescue, Elizabeth, ‘City at night’ The Daily Telegraph, Sydney Live, April 9, p.65
2004 Higson, Rosalie, ‘The Face’ The Weekend Australian, Profile, April 10-11 p.R3*
2004 Morgan, Joyce, ‘Enter at their own risk’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, March 6-7, p.4
2004 Artist Week- Visual Arts Program, Adelaide Festival Artist Week, Feb 28
2003 Reid, Michael, ‘Always buy the works you love’ The Weekend Australian, February 8-9, p.42
2003 Higson, Rosalie, ‘Work from a woman’s perspective’ The Australian, September 26, p.16
2003 Low, Lenny Ann, ‘Paper and tigers’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 11-12
2003 Fortescue, Elizabeth, ‘A Sharpe focus on herself’ The Daily Telegraph, Sept 26, p.105
2003 Verghis, Sharon, ‘Rampant colour and chaos float in teacup over sea of restraint’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 26, p.5
2003 ‘A Thousand Words-East Timor Concert’ (image) The Weekend Australian Magazine, Dec 20-2, p.2
2003 Musa, Helen, ‘New book captures the true colours of war’ The Canberra Times, May 21
2003 Guerrera, Orietta: ‘Book marks artists in conflict’ The Age, May 21 p.7
2003 Price, Jenna, ‘Painting in sharp focus’ The Canberra Times, June 14 p.17
2003 Wilkins, Lola [editor], Artist in Action (from the collection of the Australian War Memorial) Australian War Memorial Publication [front cover image]
2003 Gower, Steve, Artist in Action (from the collection of the Australian War Memorial) Australian War Memorial Publication, Lola Wilkins [editor], pp.156-157
2003 Minus, Jodie, ‘The Face-Gavin Wilson’ The Weekend Australian, Feb 8-9 p. 3
2003 Symmonds, Diana, ‘An Artist at her Peak; The Sunday Telegraph, Oct 19, p.120
2003 Ball, Amelia, ‘Portrait wins Praise’ The Glebe and Inner Western Weekly, Oct 8, p.23
2003 Buttenshaw, Lucy, ‘Wendy Sharpe and Janna Ferris’ Pottery in Australia, Spring/Summer, p.23
2003 Bojic, Zoja, Sunce Juznog Neba Published by Ruma, Yugoslavia
2003 Callagon, Greg, ‘A thousand Words - A painting by Wendy Sharpe’ The Weekend Australian Magazine, Dec 20-21
2002 Thomas, David, ‘Erotica Today,’ catalogue for ‘Erotica’ exhibition, Metro5, Feb 27-Mar 17
2002 Aldred, Debra, ‘Ms Contrary,’ The Courier Mail, Nov 6, p. 23
2002 Low, Lenny Anne, ‘Lets be serious, it’s Archibald time,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, May 24
2002 Lumby, Carrie, ‘Two Kings,’ Australian Art Collector, Issue 19, Jan-March, p.62
2001 McDonald, John, ‘Australian Art and Society 1901- 2001,’ catalogue for ‘Federation’ exhibition, National Gallery of Australia
2001 Blinksell, Magella, ‘Wendy Sharpe,’ Reviews, Muse, August, p11
2001 Fortescue, Elizabeth, ‘The Year of Living Famously,’ Daily Telegraph, March 10, p.12 & 13
2001 Morgan, Joyce, ‘How to win the Archibald,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, March 5, p. 2 & 14
2001 Bevan, Scott, ‘East Timor Drawings,’ (cover and review), Newcastle Herald Weekend Supplement, Feb 24
2000 Taylor, Elena: ‘Christmas in East Timor,’ Art on View, National Gallery of Australia, Summer, p.17
2000 Wilkens, Lola: ‘New Beginnings-East Timor,’ catalogue – Australian War Memorial
2000 Kidd, Courtney: ‘Critic’s Picks,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, August 18-24, p.27
2000 Hynes, Victoria: ‘Sharpe focus on East Timor,’ Galleries, The Sydney Morning Herald, August, p15
2000 Auty, Giles: ‘Into the breach with paintbrush,’ Arts Review-The Weekend Australian, July 15-16, p. 23
2000 Fortescue, Elizabeth: ‘At The Sharpe End,’ The Daily Telegraph, July 8, p112
2000 Taylor, Kerry: ‘Art gives a glimpse of Timorese journey,’ The Canberra Age, July 5, p.7
2000 Wills, Jenny: ‘house painting,’ The Sunday Telegraph, June 25, p.17
2000 ‘Sharp images of battle,’ The Sun Herald, June 25
2000 Szczepaniak, Alex: ‘art keeps the peace,’ LOOK magazine (Art Gallery of NSW), May 18-20
2000 James, Bruce: Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 25, p.12
2000 Duncan, Susan: ‘Images of war (Wendy Sharpe in East Timor),’ The Australian Women’s Weekly, March, p56-57
2000 Smee, Sebastian: ‘Between the lines,’ Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 11, p.12
2000 ‘Beyond the Frame,’ Visual Arts Resource Package, Department of Education and Training
1999 Stuart, Sarah: ‘Sydney’s new pool opens with a splash,’ Sunday Telegraph, Feb 8
1999 Ryan, Anne: ‘Australia’s mermaid,’ LOOK magazine (Art Gallery of NSW), August, p.20, 35-36
1999 Trute, Peter: ‘Water wonderland,’ The Daily Telegraph, July 30, p.21
1999 Jamieson, Tim: ‘A pool of resources is the new way to park,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, July 20
1999 Morgan, Joyce: ‘Vaudeville star makes a new splash,’ June
1999 McCabe, Susan: ‘Million Dollar Mermaid,’ artwrite, issue #18, p.28-29
1999 Hallett, Bryce: ‘Captain canvas reporting for duty,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 9, p.1
1999 Albert, Jane: ‘New war artist expecting a grim picture,’ The Australian, Dec 9, p.5
1999 Ross, Peter: ‘Let’s Face It (The History of the Archibald Prize),’ Art Gallery of NSW, front cover image
1999 Ross, Peter: ‘Let’s Face It (The History of the Archibald Prize),’ Art Gallery of NSW, p.110-111 & 140
1999 Smee, Sebastian: ‘In Combative Mode,’ The Galleries, The Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 12, p.17
1999 Fortescue, Elizabeth: ‘Images True to Life (Drawing on History),’ Nov 13, p.36
1999 Moore et al: Cover, The Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 9
1999 Saleh, Lillian: ‘Woman to capture our Timor soldiers,’ The Daily Telegraph, Dec 9, p.19
1999 Gotting, Peter: ‘Artist draws on horror, heroism,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 31
1998 Mooney, Susan: ‘Archibald in its intimacy,’ Inner Western Suburbs Courier, March 9
1998 Kolenberg, Hendrik: ‘Australian Drawings from the Art Gallery of NSW Collection,’ (book)
1997 Watson, Bronwyn: ‘It pays to read between the lines,’ Art-The Bulletin, Sept 23, p.73
1997 McDonald, John: ‘Serious Fun,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, May 10
1997 Fortescue, Elizabeth: ‘Winner rides a higher profile,’ The Daily Telegraph
1996 Turner, Brook: ‘Suffering for our art,’ Agenda, The Sydney Morning Herald, July 26, p13
1996 Merten, Margaret: ‘Body of work,’ Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald Magazine, June 29, p.18-19
1996 James, Bruce: ‘Dedication and a sensual dignity,’ The Age, March 27, p.A20
1996 Cochrane,Peter: ‘Diana in thongs walks off with Archibald,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 25, p.1
1996 McDonald, John: ‘The sentimental prize,’ Spectrum Arts, The Sydney Morning Herald, March 16, p.14
1996 Fraser, Jane: ‘A revealing view of women as winner,’ The Weekend Australian, March 9-10, p.1
1996 McDonald, John: ‘Archibald and the sex goddess: the art prize that surprises’, SMH, March 9
1996 Smee, Sebastian: ‘Win lose and draw,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Oct
1995 James, Bruce: ‘Geach winner true to award’s ideals,’ The Melbourne Age, Nov 8
1995 Auty, Giles: ‘There’s no place for arrogance,’ The Weekend Australian, Oct 22
1995 McDonald, John: ‘Brush Power,’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 21
1995 McGillick, Paul: ‘Talented Women on Show,’ Art-The Financial Review, Oct 20
1995 Cochrane, Peter: ‘A portrait of the artist-with milk-crate,’ Sydney Morning   Herald, Oct 20
1995 James, Bruce: ‘The Archibald, a portrait of dishwasher dullness,’ The Age, April 19
1995 Fortescue, Elizabeth: ‘Drawing from Life,’ The Daily Telegraph Mirror, April 29, p.107
1995 James, Bruce: ‘Archibald Prize,’ Review-The Age Mar 27
1994 Lynn, Elwyn: ‘Solemn search for the soul,’ The Australian Weekend Review, Mar 26, p10
1992 Fenner, Felicity: ‘Sexuality in the Work of Six Contemporary Women Painters’
1992 Art and Australia, Spring
1992 Dysart, Dinah & Paroissien, Leon: editors of ‘Eroticism – Images of Sexuality in Australian Art,’ Craftsman House
1991 Fenner, Felicity: ‘A Figurative Focus,’ (catalogue essay), Tamworth City Gallery, April-May
1991 The Sydney Review, Aug
1991 Webb, Belinda: catalogue, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Aug
1990 Delaruelle, Jacques: Art Monthly, April
1989 Gibson, Emily: The Sydney Morning Herald, June 18
1989 Allen, Christopher: The Sydney Morning Herald, June 23
1989 Loxley, Anne: ‘Modern Muses: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, 1940’ catalogue, SH Ervin Gallery
1988 Loxley, Anne: The Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 27
1987 Hoad, Brian: The Bulletin, Jan 13
1987 McDonald, John: The Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 3

 

Professional Associations and Honours

2018 Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW
2018 Awarded Fellowship of the National Art School, Sydney, NSW
2016-current, Ambassador for the Asylum Seeker Centre, Sydney, NSW
2012-2013 Anzac Centenary Advisory Arts Committee. Australian Government. Canberra, ACT
2005-2011 Member of Council -Australian War Memorial. Canberra, ACT

 

Selected Art Prize Judge

Wangaratta Art Prize
Doug Moran Art Prize
The Portia Geach Memorial Art Prize
The Sulman Prize
The Lane Cove Art Prize
The Black Swan Portrait Prize (twice)
The Warringah Art Prize
The Perc Tucker Art Prize
Paddington Art Prize
Hunters Hill Art Prize (twice)
The Blake Prize
The Gold Coast City Art Prize
The Waverley Art Prize (twice)
The Brett Whiteley Art Scholarship
The Sustainable Art Prize (twice)
The Moree Art Prize
The Mosman Art Prize
Jazz Festival Art Prize Wangaratta
North Sydney Art Prize
UNICEF Art Prize
Royal Art Society Art Prize
The Kirribilli Art Prize
Bowral Art Prize
The Environmental Art Prize Tap Gallery
Royal Queensland Art Society Prize
Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award

Art on the Rocks

 

Performance and Live Drawing

2018 ‘Secrets’, Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW
2017 ‘The Enraged Musicians’, collaboration with the Australian Art Quartet, Unashamedly Original Festival, City Recital Hall Sydney, NSW
2016 ‘Wendy Sharpe’, Linyi Contemporary Art Centre China
2016 ‘Theatre of Dreams’, Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, UK
2016 ‘Cultural Exchange of Australia and China’, Qinghua Centre, Linyi China
2016 ‘China Stories’, Shanghai Cultural Centre and Art Gallery Shanghai China
2016 Butt Naked Salon, collaboration with the Australian Art Quartet, The Yellow House Sydney, NSW

 

Public Interviews (Radio & Television) -Since 2016

2020 Chanel 9 News, State Library Collection 2020
2019 ‘Destination Sydney’, ABC TV Weekend Breakfast, 5 January
2019 ‘Destination Sydney’, Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck, ABC Radio Sydney,11 January
2018 ‘Destination Sydney with Maisy Stapleton’ Eastside Radio Sydney, 13 December
2018 ‘Destination Sydney with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck’, ABC Sydney, 6 December
2018 The Hub on Art with Ed Ayres, ABC Radio National, 1 May
2018 ‘Lamp light’, ABC Media, December
2018 ‘TEDTalk: Asylum Seeker Portrait Project’, TED Talk, University of NSW, 22 September
2018 ‘Talking with Painters’, Episode 45, Maria Stoljar, May 12
2017 ‘The Archibald’, 7 part documentary, Foxtel Media
2017 ‘Behind the Curtain’, ABC Radio, Perth
2017 ABC TV Weekend Breakfast, 15 October
2016 One Plus One: Interview with Jane Hutcheon, ABC TV, 8 September

 

Public Talks (A Selection)

Institutions, Community Centres & Art Schools:
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
National Art School, Sydney
Sydney College of the Arts
University of New South Wales
School of Art and Design
Asylum Seeker Centre, Sydney
Clayton Utz, Sydney
High Schools

 

Regional Galleries, NSW:
Manly
S.H. Ervin
Mosman
Casula Powerhouse
Bathurst
Wangaratta
Orange
Maitland
Newcastle
Port Macquarie
Mornington Peninsula
Hazelhurst
Manly art gallery
Tweed
New England
Blue Mountains
Dubbo
Grafton
Griffith

 

Regional Galleries, QLD:
Cairns
Gold Coast
Perc Tucker
Gladstone
Townsville
Lismore

Various commercial galleries, universities and art schools


Stats


Solo exhibitions


Resources


Wendy Sharpe - A short introduction.

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