Wendy Sharpe

Wendy Sharpe

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

Major awards include winning, The Sulman Prize, 2 major Travelling Scholarships, The Portia Geach Memorial Award (twice), The Archibald Prize. Major commissions include Olympic pool size mural for Cook and Philip Park Aquatic Centre, Sydney, a commission by the Australian War Memorial as an Official Australian Artist to East Timor 1999 (the 1st woman since WW2), and the Australian Ballet.  She has also been awarded many artist residencies including 2 residencies at the Cite International des Arts Paris, a residency at the Australian Embassy residence in Egypt (as special guest of the ambassador), two Antarctica residencies, and most recently a residency in Mexico, China and with Circus Oz. Earlier this year she had a major installation exhibition “House of Dreams” which filled the whole of Juniper Hall. She has also recently worked on major projects including SEEKING Humanity with the Asylum Seeker Centre in Sydney and in collaboration with The Australian Art Quartet at the Yellow House and at City Recital Hall.

Finalist, Sulman Prize –Art Gallery of New South Wales - 12 times

Finalist, Archibald Prize – Art Gallery of New South Wales - 6 times

Finalist Doug Moran national Portrait Prize – Juniper Hall  - 3 times

She has held over 48 solo exhibitions around Australia and internationally.


Photo of Wendy by Michael Amendolia 

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