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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Wendy Sharpe

Wendy Sharpe


1960 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


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

1986 Dr Denise Hickey Studio, Paris, France

Marten Bequest Travelling Art Scholarship: Europe and New York

1989 Mercedes Benz Scholarship: travel to Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Italy

1991-92 M.A. (Fine Arts), College of Fine Arts, University of NSW

Wendy Sharpe - Awards, Major Commisions and Prizes
2013 Australian War Memorial - Award (Service to the Council of the Australian War Memorial 2005-2013) Canberra, ACT
2013 'Naked & Nude' Manning Art Prize, (winner of the Aquisitive Prize) Manning Regional Gallery, NSW

2011 Taronga Zoo Artist residency, Sydney

2008 - 2009 Commision: 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 Allen Gamble Memorial Art Prize, Sydney

2003 Portia Geach Memorial Prize Award, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

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 Bathurst Art Prize, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

1996 Archibald Prize Winner, Art Gallery of New South Wales

1995 Kedumba Drawing Prize, New South Wales

1995 Portia Geach Memorial Prize, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

1992 Robert Le Gay Bereton Drawing Prize

1991-92 Australia Post Graduate Research Award

1990-95 Waverley Art Prize, New South Wales

1989 Mercedes Benz Art Scholarship

1986 Awarded tenancy Cite International Studio, Paris

1986 Dyason Bequest

1986 Marten Bequest, Travelling Art Scholarship

1986 The Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (judge Albert Tucker)

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