ARTEXPRESS - Australian Painter Wendy Sharpe - 31 August 2016 Stream 1 - 13:30
Provider: DART Connections
Provider: The Arts Unit in Association with ARTEXPRESS
Presenter: Wendy Sharpe
Date: 31 August 2016
Start Time: 13:30
End Time: 14:30
Duration: 60 minutes
Closing Date: Bookings Close 29-Aug-2016
Availability: DEC and Non-DEC
DEC Positions: 25
Non-DEC Positions: 5
KLA Syllabus: Secondary
KLA Stage/s: Stage 5,Stage 6
KLA Year/s: Year 10,Year 11,Year 12
Key Learning Area/s: Creative Arts,Visual Arts
KLA Topic/s: Visual Arts
KLA Keyword/s: Artists practice, Contemporary Painting, Wendy Sharpe
Event Overview: In this videoconference students and teachers will join leading Australian figurative painter, Wendy Sharpe in her inner Sydney studio. Wendy will talk about art, about her art-making practice and about the features of some of her works. Wendy will also respond to questions that students are invited to text in.
The event will hold great interest for all senior students who are at various stages in developing their HSC Body of Work and will offer Stage 6 students the opportunity to reflect in the practice of the artist as exam preparation for the HSC Visual Arts Written Examination.
Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most awarded painters. She has won The Sulman Prize, The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, The Portia Geach Memorial Award (on two occasions) and The Archibald Prize.
Wendy’s major commissions include:
• the Olympic pool size mural for Cook and Philip Park Aquatic Centre, Sydney;
• the Australian War Memorial as an Australian Official Artist to East Timor 1999. Wendy was the first woman since World War II to win such a commission.
• the Australian Ballet.
Wendy has also been awarded many artist residencies including two residencies at the Cite International des Arts Paris, a residency at the Australian embassy in Egypt two Antarctica residencies, and more recently a residency in Mexico and China . She is currently artist in residence with the famous Australian contemporary circus, Circus Oz. In 2016, Wendy was a finalist in the 2016 The Sulman Prize and the 2016 Archibald Prize. Both exhibitions are currently showing at the Art Gallery of NSW until 9 October.
Wendy has held over 46 solo exhibitions around Australia and internationally.
Additional Booking Instructions:
Further Information: Contact: Kimberley Oates,
Tel: 02 9550 9121
M: 0408 967 712