Harrie Fasher

1977 Sydney, NSW
Education & experience 
2017-2013  Mentorship with Laurence Edwards, (bronze casting), Suffolk UK
2016, 2010 Mentorship with Sheela Gowda, India
2013 Mentorship with Clara Harli (bronze casting) Blackheath, NSW
National Art School bronze casting short course, Sydney
2010-2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours Sculpture – National Art School, Sydney
2004 – 1997 Bachelor of Design – College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
Solo exhibitions
2018 Studies is bronze and steel, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
The Last Charge, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Bathurst Fossil Museum, Bathurst, NSW
2015 Dark Horse, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
2014 Fools Gold: Hill End, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney
2013 Full Flight, Maunsell Wickes Gallery
2012 The Road not Taken [Robert Frost], Maunsell Wickes Gallery
2011 Tales of the Night, Maunsell Wickes Gallery
Selected group exhibitions 
2019 Inside/outside,King Street Gallery on William, NSW
2018-2020 Salient The Western Front touring exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW; Anzac Memorial Art gallery, Sydney, NSW; Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW; Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW
2018 Rio Tinto Sculpture Award [winner], Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
100 Years on, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Sculpture in the Paddock, Murrumbatman, ACT
Salient, The Australian Club, Melbourne, VIC
2017 Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, Sydney
Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW
Floriade Festival, Canberra, ACT
Windmill Trust Anniversary Exhibition, Wagga Wagga, Albury, NSW
Dungog Contemporary, Dungog, NSW
Artisans, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney
2016 Mighty Bathurst Dance performance development, collaboration with Lingua Franca, NSW
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, Sydney
Earth, Belconnen Art Centre, ACT
Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe, WA
Equus, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture 2016, Maunsell Wickes Gallery
Artists at Wombat Hollow with Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Wombat Hollow, NSW
2015 Cock and Bull, Maunsell Wickes Gallery
Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne, NSW
Sculpture by the Edge Bermagui, NSW
Sculpture 2015, Maunsell Wickes Gallery
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, Sydney
Artists at Wombat Hollow with Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Wombat Hollow, NSW
2014 The Horse, Maunsell Wickes Gallery
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, Sydney
Sculpture at Sawmillers, Public Sculpture Prize, Sydney
Maunsell Wickes Artists at Wombat Hollow Wombat Hollow
Sculpture 14, Maunsell Wickes Gallery
2013 Christmas Group Exhibition Maunsell Wickes Gallery
Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW
Winksworth Art Festival, Derbyshire, UK
From the Stable: Maunsell Wickes at Wombat Hollow, NSW
2012 Animals. King Street Gallery on William
From the Studio, Baer Art Centre, Iceland
Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW
FONAS Plate Show, National Art School, (NAS) Sydney
Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, NSW
Sculpture at Scenic World, KatoombaBlue Mountains, NSW
2011 Lake Light Sculpture, Public Art Prize, Jindabyne, NSW (Winner)
The Horse in Art Mall Galleries, London, UK
Black: It’s a coal case, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Cabinet of Curiosities, NG Art Gallery, Sydney (Closed)
Sculpture in the Vines, Wollombi, NSW
Spring Gardens, Maunsell Wickes Gallery
Sculpture at Parterre Maunsell Wickes, Melbourne, VIC
FONAS Plate Show, National Art School, Sydney
 2010 The Darkness of Romance, National Art School Honours Exhibition, Sydney
National Art School Post Graduate Exhibition, NAS, Sydney
Sculpture at Sawmillers, Public Sculpture Prize, Sydney
Monstrosity Gallery Launch Exhibition, Monstrosity Gallery, Sydney
SCU300, Stairwell Gallery, NAS
FONAS Plate Show, NAS
Ethical Art Prize TAP Gallery, Sydney
2009 A Horses Tale, NAS Graduation Exhibition, NAS Gallery
Island Remnants and other marks, Xavier Art Space, St Vincents Hospital, Darlinghurst (Winner)
Flinders Ranges: working in the landscape, Stairwell Gallery, NAS
FONAS Plate Show, NAS
On an island, NAS Drawing Week Show, Cockatoo Island, SYD
Bakers Dozen, Stairwell Gallery, National Art School
2008 Road: Rhode, Vanishing Point Gallery, Sydney
Waste as Art Exhibition Newcastle NSW (Winner)
Prizes & residencies
2018 Winner, Rio Tinto Sculpture Award, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Art State, Bathurst
2017 Andrea Stretton Memorial Prize, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney.
Western Front Artists Tour, France
Helen Lempriere, Emerging artist Scholarship [Sculpture by the Sea]
Artist’s Choice, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney
2015 Artists in Residence, Clock House, Butley Mills Foundry, Suffolk, UK
Wildfjords Artist Trek, Iceland,
Sculpture down the Lachlan, Sculpture Prize, Forbes, NSW
Recipient, NAVA Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional Artists
2014 Haefligers Cottage, Hill End Artist in Residence
2013 Arts Outwest Creative Exchange with Wirksworth Arts Festival UK
NAVA Sainsbury Sculpture Grant
2012 Artist in Residence, Baer Art Centre, Iceland
Peoples Choice Award, Sculpture in the Vines, Wollombi, NSW
2011 Lake Light Sculpture Public Art Prize, Jindabyne, NSW
Recipient,Art Start Grant, Australia Council for the Arts,
2010 Bird Holcomb Foundation Scholarship
2009 Julian Beaumont Sculpture Prize
National Art School Drawing Week Prize
National Art School Sculpture Prize
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst
Hyde Park Anzac Memorial, Sydney
National Art School, Sydney
National History Collection, National Museum, Canberra
City of Busselton WA [Rio Tinto Sculpture Award], WA
Forbes Sculpture Collection, Forbes NSW
Oberon War Memorial, Oberon Council, NSW
Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Selected bibliography
2018 Hunter, Catherine, Documentary,’Harrie Fasher, The Last Charge,’ Landline ABC Television https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhFc9ufkykU
Sculpture By the Sea Cottesloe WA Oberon Art Wins Sculpture Award Oberon Review on line March 7
ABC Radio The Hub Eddie Aryes Salient Interview
Eagan, Melanie: Fields of War and Peace, The Readers Digest Nov p111 – 115
Allan-Petale, David, ‘Sculpture by the Sea brings a floating rock, colour and shape to Cottelsoe Beach,’ SMH, Mar 7
Allen, Christopher ‘The Great War reimagined,’ The Australian: Inquirer, Apr 12, p11
Beach, Michael, ‘Sculpture by the Sea; Artist Harrie Fasher’s mythical horse wins major prize,’ Sunday Times; Perth Now,  2 March
Gartner, Annelise, ‘Top Sculptor going places,’ WA, March
Barry, Skye, ‘Harrie Fasher’ Ascham Old Girls’ Magazine, Winter issue, p10-11
Fortesque, Elizabeth,  ‘Arts new bronze age,’ The Daily Telegraph, April 12, p48
McNiel, S, ‘Harrie’s spirited horse, The Post,’ Timeout, 10 March, p83
Mulholland, Kirsty, Harrie Fasher; ‘2018 Rio Tinto Award recipient’, Art Almanac, 6 March
Nicholls, M, ‘Sculpture evokes the roar of battle,’ Western Times, 28 February,   p1
Mc Donald, John, ‘The Last Charge’ catalogue essay Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW,  2 February – 2 April
Fortescue, Elizabeth: ‘Art’s new bronze age,’ Daily Telegraph p48
Manera, Brad, ‘Fields of Sacrifice,’ Australian Financial Review,  March 24-25 page 39
Arundale, Vanessa,  ‘Artists painting with disbelief,’ Armidale Express March 22
Fuller, Nick, ‘NERAMS art-icles of war,’ Armidale Express  March 23
 2017 Fortescue, Elizabeth,  ‘Harrie Fasher’s link with the Battle Beersheba is strong as steel, Daily Telegraph Oct 31
Wright, Sofia, ‘Why sculptor will take the money and run,’ The Australian, August 3
Allen, Christopher, ‘Method to the Monuments,’ The Weekend Australian, October 30
McDonald, John, ‘Sculpture by the Sea 2017 works its familiar magic,’ Oct 27
‘Sculpture by the Sea 2017: coastal artworks go on show – in pictures,’ October 19
Morris, Linda, ‘Artists travel far to sculpt our place on skyline,’ SMH, Oct 19, p3
Morris, Linda, ‘A tribute to Light horsemen lights Sculpture by the Sea,’ SMH, Oct 19
Grishin, Sascha, ‘Sculpture by the Sea: The review is in SMH Oct
Haydar, Nour & Spicer, David, ‘Sculpture by the Sea 2017,’ ABC News, Oct 19
ABC State Drive, ABC Radio, Oct 19
‘Harrie Fasher-Henrietta,’ Sculpture at Scenic World, website
‘Sculpture by the Sea,’ Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, November
 2016 Lindsay, Jake, ‘True to Form,’ Central West Lifestyle Magazine, Autumn Issue 12, pp94-95
Wu, Yu Ye, ‘Q&A Harrie Fasher,’ National Association for the Visual Arts
 2015 ‘Standing tall to honour our fallen soldiers,’ Oberon Review, April 16 p1
Goddard, Sharon,  ‘Artist’s skeletal forms cut out small talk’. SMH March 6
Handley, Kia, ‘Oberon remembers, Creating a WW1 sculpture,’ Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Central West, NSW
‘”Spirit Lives On”, War Memorial (The Light Horse)’, Monument Australia, April
‘Artist’s sea change,’ Oberon Review, March
Harris, Sophie, ‘Sculpture prize to “Bird and I”.’ Forbes Advocate, Ocober 2
Ferrett, Rachel, ‘Happy as Harrie by the sea,’ Oberon Review, November 5, p5
Hill, Michael, ‘Harrie Fasher: Drawing in Space,’ Bathrust Regional Art Gallery catalogue
‘Making silent conversation,’ The People & Environment Blog, Feb 16
2014 Fortescue, Elizabeth, ‘An artistic homage to horses,’ Daily Telegraph Going Out, Sept 3, p29
Little, Elizabeth, ‘Sculpture by the Sea,’ The Near & The Elsewhere [blog], Oct 27
Sear, Martha, ‘Exploring Australia’s Horse Heritage at the National Museum of Australia,’ Horses and People, pp 79-82
2013 Cairns, Sharyn, ‘Back in the saddle,’ Country Life, August, pp18-22
‘Recycled art comes up trumps,’ Oberon Review, June 13, p7
‘Trash into artistic treasure,’ Oberon Review, March 21
‘Women wielding their welders for art’s sake,’ Oberon Review, May 9
2012/13 Mitchell, Virginia, ‘Sculpture in the vines,’ Breath [summer], Dec-Feb, pp40-43
2012 Jaques, Maryanne, ‘Harrie Fasher goes to Iceland,’ Western Advocate, September 30
Little, Elizabeth, ‘Elizabeth Little interviews Harrie Fasher,’ Guest Post ‘The Near and the Elsewhere,’ August 7, http://thenearandtheelsewhere.blogspot.com.au
2011 Duthie, Alison, ‘Equestrian Artists,’ Equestrian Life Magazine, Issue 2, August, pp68-73
Fuller, T, ‘Exhibition focuses on mining heritage,’ Advertiser, July 27, p19
‘Five Minutes with artist Harrie Fasher,’ Horse Zone, June 9
Frost, Andrew, Metro Picks, ‘Tales of the Night,’ Sydney Morning Herald, Metro Art, June 24-30, p14
Moon Damon, ‘Another Still Life: Contemporary visual culture and the training of the artist,’ Craft Arts International, No 82, p51-57
Moon, D; Another Still Life: Contemporary visual culture and the training of the artist, Craft Arts International, No 82 p51-57
2010 ‘Students in Profile: Harrie Fasher,’ News, National Art School, September, p3