King Street Gallery on William

Harrie Fasher

Sculptor Harrie Fasher was born in Sydney, in 1977. Fasher graduated from the College of Fine Art with a Bachelor of Design in 2004, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Sculpture from the National Art School in 2010. She undertook mentorships in Bronze casting utilising the Sainsbury Sculpture Scholarship (2013) to study with Clara Hali (National Art School) and the Windmill Trust Scholarship (2015) to study with Laurence Edwards UK.

Fasher recently moved her studio to Portland NSW; it is now housed in the workshops of the Foundations (formerly the Portland Cement Works).   This heritage listed industrial site now sees production of large and small scale steel and bronze sculptures.

Her work, embodies tension and movement, is reknown for its distinct raw language. Fasher utilises both abstraction and figurative form, predominately the horse and more recently the human figure, to convey her message. The sculptures are three-dimensional drawings that elicit an emotional response from the viewer. The ‘mental and physical power of the horse’ is intrinsic to Fasher’s work and belies her history as an equestrian athlete. Her sculptures display an innate knowledge of the physical and gestural nuances of the horse, and the unique bond between horse and human.

Fasher has work in public and private collections both within Australia and internationally. She has received is backed up with numerous scholarships and prizes including Rio Tinto’s major award at Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe, 2018. She has an extensive exhibition history; her work has featured in just over 65 selective group exhibitions across Australia and internationally, including Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney and Cottesloe, WA, The Horse in Art, London and numerous regional galleries exhibits. Her work was also featured in the National Museum of Australia’s Spirited: Australia’s Horse Story, in 2014.

Fasher’s work can be found in numerous collections both in Australia and internationally, including the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, National Art School, Sydney Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW and Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW. She currently lives and works in Portland, NSW. King Street looks forward to the commencement of her 2020 solo exhibition, Cadence.

Harrie Fasher

Exhibitions

Films

Harrie Fasher 'Cadence' 2020 Exhibition Interview

Harrie Fasher's 'Silent Conversation' horse sculpture

Harrie Fasher describes creative process behind her steel rod sculpture 'Silent Conversation', which explores the relationship between horses and humans. The sculpture was on show in the National Museum of Australia exhibition 'Spirited: Australia's Horse Story'.

The Last Charge, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 2018

Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front

Sculpture by the Sea 2014

Harrie Fasher talks about the inspiration behind her work 'Which Way's Forward'

Silent Conversation National Museum of Australia

Artist Harrie Fasher describes creative process behind her steel rod sculpture 'Silent Conversation', which explores the relationship between horses and humans. The sculpture was on show in the National Museum of Australia exhibition 'Spirited: Australia's Horse Story'.

Solo exhibitions [selected]

2020
Weighted Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
Cadence King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2018
Studies in bronze and steel King Street Gallery on William
The Last Charge Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
lines whisper: power of the landscape Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst, NSW

2015
Dark Horse Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

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

Group exhibitions [selected]

2020
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Sydney
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, Sydney

2019
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, Sydney
Inside/Outside King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Abstract ’19 King Street Gallery on William
Stations of the Cross [curated by Rev Doug Purnell and Chris Auckett] Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School, Sydney

2018
Rio Tinto Sculpture Award [winner] Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
Sculpture in the Paddock Murrumbateman, NSW
Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Artstate, Bathurst NSW
Salient Melbourne Australia Club, Melbourne Vic

2018
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, Murwillumbah South, NSW

2017
Sculpture at Scenic World Katoomba, NSW
Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, Sydney
Floriade Canberra, ACT
Windmill Trust Anniversary Exhibition MAMA, 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

Collections

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
City of Busselton [Rio Tinto Sculpture Award], WA
Forbes Council, NSW
McCloy Groups Residential Estate, Tamworth, NSW
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
National Art School, Sydney
Oberon War Memorial, Oberon, NSW
Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW

Studies in bronze and steel 2018

Extracts from John McDonald & Dr Michael Hill

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Harrie Fasher: The Last Charge 2018

Published by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Essay by John McDonald

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