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Archie 100 Saturday Talks: WENDY SHARPE, artist

Sat 28 January at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

FREE – donations at the door encouraged

Wendy Sharpe, Archibald Prize winner in 1996 and finalist 8 times, talks about her experience with Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait prize.

Wendy Sharpe has previously entered other self-portraits in the Archibald Prize. ‘I am not a portrait painter,’ she says, ‘but my work often has an autobiographical element and references to mythology. I paint about myself and me as an artist.’ In this work, she assumes the guise of the Roman goddess Diana, her hunting bow replaced by paintbrushes.

Born in Sydney in 1960, Sharpe studied at the City Art Institute (now UNSW Art & Design) and the University of Sydney, and received the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship and the Dyason Bequest (including a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris) in 1986. That same year, she won the Sulman Prize for genre or subject painting. In 1999, she was appointed an official war artist – the first woman since World War II – assigned with troops in East Timor.

IMAGE: Wendy Sharpe Self-portrait as Diana of Erskineville , oil on canvas, 210 x 172 cm

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Sat 28 January
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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