King Street Gallery on William

Wendy Sharpe

Wendy Sharpe was born in Sydney, and currently lives and works between her two studios in Paris and Sydney. Sharpe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Visual Art, from City Art Institute in Sydney, 1982, and then once again with a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, in 1992. Wendy has been exhibiting with King Street since 1995.

Wendy Sharpe has featured in over 60 exhibitions nationally, with solo exhibitions in Sydney, Paris, Berlin, China and the UK; her work is held in public and private collections throughout Australia and internationally.

Wendy is also one of Australia’s most awarded artists. She has won the Archibald Portrait Prize, the Sir John Sulman Prize, the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, the Mercedes Benz Travelling Scholarship, the Kedumba Drawing Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Award (twice), the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, the Manning Art Prize and the Calleen Art Prize, among many others. She has also been a finalist in the Archibald Prize six times and in the Sir John Sulman Prize fourteen times (note: more than any other artist).

Sharpe has also been awarded numerous artist residencies both in Australia and internationally, in China, Mexico, Egypt, the Arctic and Antarctica (twice), and at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (twice).

Additionally, Sharpe’s major commissions include a commission from the City of Sydney to paint an Olympic size mural at Cook and Philip Park Aquatic Centre, Sydney, 1998. In 1999, Sharpe was commissioned by the Australian War Memorial as an Official War Artist for Australia. She was later invited to sit on the council of the Australian War Memorial for nine years.

Sharpe worked on a major portrait project with the Asylum Seeker Centre in Sydney, for which she is now an Ambassador. In 2018 she was awarded a ‘fellowship’ at the National Art School in Sydney, and in 2019 she was made a fellow of the Royal Society of NSW.

Wendy Sharpe



Wendy Sharpe: Vu iz dos Gesele. A 40 metre mural at the Sydney Jewish Museum

Vu iz dos gesele/ Where is the little street? Film by John Fotiadis with the stunning voice of Fay Sussman.

Vu iz dos Gesele (Where is the Little Street)? Sydney Jewish Museum 2021

In July 2021, Archibald-winning Australian artist Wendy Sharpe took over the walls of Sydney Jewish Museum’s gallery space, using a large-scale painted mural to tell her family’s stories from their Ukrainian hometown of Kamianets-Podilskyi. Along with comments from Head Curator Roslyn Sugarman, Wendy tells us about the inspiration and artistic process behind her artwork.

Wendy Sharpe creating a 40 metre mural at the Sydney Jewish Museum

Wendy Sharpe takes us through the creation of the mural section of her grandmother, Bessie.

Wendy Sharpe in the Archibald Prize 2020 - Maria Stoljar

Maria Stoljar takes you to the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW

Wendy Sharpe Women's Empowerment Mural Newtown 2020

Wendy Sharpe talks with Maria Stoljar on the Talking with Painters episode.

Wendy Sharpe: Interview with Richard Morecroft 2020

Wendy Sharpe: Wanderlust 2019

See Wendy Sharpe ‘at work’ in her studios in Sydney and Paris, and explore the importance of travel and culture to the artist. Produced by Catherine Hunter for the 2019 MAG&M exhibition.

Perspectives on Picasso - Wendy Sharpe in her studio

Australian sculptor Paul Selwood, who is commenting on his latest work "Expanded Figure". The sculpture will be Kamstrup's new landmark at the headquarters in Denmark.

Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front

'Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front' is a group exhibition which is travelling across Australia opening at the New England Regional Art Museum in March 2018. A group of twelve leading Australian artists travelled to Belgium and France to the First World War battlefields of the western front. Historian Brad Manera, who had previously travelled with many of the artists to Gallipoli, and artists Wendy Sharpe, Euan Macleod and Amanda Penrose Hart talked with Maria Stoljar about the exhibition.

Mawson’s Huts Foundation

Award winning Australian artist, Wendy Sharpe, travels to Antarctica as a guest of the Mawson's Huts Foundation (January 2012).

Solo Exhibitions [selected]

Her Shoes, 52 Drawings for Lou’s Place Womens Refuge, Juniper Hall

Where is the little Street, Sydney Jewish Museum, Sydney
Paintings about Magic and Time Passing Linton & Kay Gallery, Perth
Ghosts Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Pandora’s Box Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne

Magic King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Phillip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
Hamlin Art Exhibition by Wendy Sharpe, Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation Fundraiser Exhibition, Macquarie Space Gallery, Sydney and Hamlin Art Space, Ethiopia

Paris Linton and Kay Galleries, Subiaco, Perth
Paris stories Phillip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, Qld
Western Front WWI Philip Bacon Galleries
The Most Northerly Exhibition, Arctic Unveiled, Svalbard, Norway

Paris windows King Street Gallery on William
Secrets Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Wanderlust Aarwun Gallery, ACT
Elsewhere HR Gallop, Charles Sturt University, Wagga NSW

Wendy Sharpe Clayton Utz, Sydney

Burlesque and Circus Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth
Burlesque and Circus Aarwun Gallery, Canberra
Wanderlust Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
House of Dreams & the Book of Constant Stars, Juniper Hall, Paddington, Sydney

Wendy Sharpe Linyi Contemporary Art Centre China
Cultural Exchange of Australia and China’, Qinghua Centre, Linyi China
China Stories Shanghai Cultural Centre and Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
6th Shandong Cultural Industries Fair Jinan, China
Circus King Street Gallery on William
Prints Fire Station Gallery, Melbourne
Beautiful Monsters Philip Bacon Galleries
Theatre of Dreams – Drawing Projects, UK Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UKButt Naked Salon, Project with The Australian Art Quartet. Yellow House, Sydney Wanderlust: work from recent travels, Tweed Regional Art Gallery, NSW

Seeking Humanity – Portraits of Asylum Seekers The Muse Sydney TAFE Ultimo, Sydney/Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra/ Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney/St Vincent’s Health Network, Sydney/ Vera Wade Gallery, Brisbane/Mary MacKillop/Sisters of Saint Sydney /Manning Regional Gallery, Taree, NSW
Painting for Antarctica (With Bernard Ollis) The Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Theatre of Dreams Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Le regard de deux Australiens L’Espace Beaujon, Paris
Night King Street Gallery on William
Conversations with Matisse Phillip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

Wendy Sharpe’s Antarctica Long Gallery Salamanca Art Centre Hobart, Tas
Make Believe Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW (in association with King Street Gallery on William)
Burlesque and Backstage Buratti Fine Art, North Fremantle, WA
Truth or Dare Muk Muk Fine Art, Darwin, NT

Burlesque King Street Gallery on William
Wendy Sharpe’s Antarctica Australian Maritime Museum
Artist & Model Buratti Fine Art, Freemantle, WA
Walking Dream Ecosse Gallery

Wendy Sharpe: The Imagined Life S.H. Ervin Gallery, National Trust, Sydney
Waking Dream paintings and works on paper Ecosse Gallery
Artist and Model Mars Gallery, Port Melbourne
Travel Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

Venice King Street Gallery on William

Paris King Street Gallery
Travel MARS Gallery, Melbourne
Intimacy and Solitude Adele Boag Gallery, Adelaide

Stories from the Studio Philip Bacon Galleries

Couples MARS Gallery

the opera series king street gallery on burton, Sydney
Million Dollar Mermaid Australian National Maritime Museum

Artist and City Paintings and Spanish Series Chapman Gallery, Canberra

paintings (city series) king street gallery on burton
Travel Paintings Phillip Bacon Gallery
Recent Paintings Chapman Gallery
Paintings Phillip Bacon Gallery

Wendy Sharpe: a selection of works 1999-2002 king street gallery on burton at Span Galleries, Melbourne
new paintings king street gallery on burton

New Beginnings East Timor, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
East Timor king street gallery on burton

Drawings, Paintings and Mixed Media Works for The Annette Kellermann Mural (at Cook & Phillip Aquatic Centre, Sydney) king street gallery on burton

Night Paintings king street gallery on burton

new work king street gallery on burton

new work king street gallery on burton

Recent Paintings Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney

Ghosts Pod Theatre, Sydney

Magic Paintings DC Art Gallery, Sydney

Recent Paintings DC Art Gallery

Selected Work Nidus Gallery, Sydney

Fire Inside First Impressions Gallery, Sydney
Lingering Images Visual Arts Gallery, Sydney

Sex and Death Nicholson Street Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions [selected]

The Gordon Darling Portrait Prize National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gold Award Exhibition Rockhampton Art Gallery, Qld (Winner)
Grace Cossington Smith Art Award Grace Cossington Smith Art Gallery, Sydney

Dark Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst NSW
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Travelling Archibald Griffith Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Archie 100, A century of the Archibald Prize AGNSW, Sydney

The Archibald Prize AGNSW Sydney
The Gordon Darling Portrait Prize National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Eye to eye National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Kilgour Art Prize Newcastle Art Gallery
Dark, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst
Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
National Works on Paper Prize Mornington Peninsula Gallery
Portraits Project Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, NSW

Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
Winner, Artist Book Award Manly Art Gallery, Sydney
Meroogal Women’s Art Prize NSW
Ravenswood School for Girls Art Prize Sydney
Winner, Calleen Art Award Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW
The Dobell Drawing Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
Muswellbrook Art Prize NSW
Australia Day Artist Sydney Morning Herald Exhibit
Inside/Outside King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

Doug Moran Art Prize, Sydney
Ravenswood School for Girls Art Prize, Sydney
Dobell Drawing Prize, Sydney

Fishers Ghost Art Prize Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
Meroogal Women’s Art Prize Meroogal Sydney Living Museums
Salient –Contemporary Artists at the Western Front, New England Regional, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Anzac Memorial Sydney, Bank Art Museum Moree Muswellbrook    Regional Arts Centre 11 May- 30 June 2019, Tweed Regional Gallery
The Art of Friendship Exhibition Lane Cove Gallery
Interiors Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW
Australian Women Artists Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
Ravenswood School for Girls Art Prize Sydney
Sir John Sulman Prize, AGNSW
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
Art from Our Souls New Chinese Australian Art Society St Magdalen’s
Chapel Guest Artist Wolli Creek, Sydney

Cabaret Guest Artist Glen Street Theatre Belrose, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney, NSW
Self Portraits King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Artist Profile Australasian Painters Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
Wendy Sharpe and the Australian Art Quartet in Unashamedly Original Painting in situ, City Recital Hall, Sydney
Wendy Sharpe (with Bernard Ollis) Prints Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne, Victoria

Battle for Berrima, Berrima Artspace, E2, Berrima, NSW
Prints from the Griffith Studio Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore NSW
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW
Self Portrait Bouddi Foundation: The Yellow House, Sydney
The Collection The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, NSW
Drawing Exhibition Untitled Factory, Rue Gabrielle 18 eme. Paris, France
WAR – A Playground Perspective, Newington Armory Gallery, NSW
Seeking Humanity Mary Mackillop Place Museum Sydney
Collections: La Femina, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW
Jada: Broken Hill Regional Gallery, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery NSW
Prints the Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne

Gold Coast City Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Doug Moran Portrait Prize Juniper Hall, Sydney
The Art of Shakespeare Sofitel Melbourne Australian Parliament House ACT & Sydney
Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney Opera House
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW and Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery, Vic
Mug Shot- Still Life Exhibition, Ecosse Gallery, Exeter, NSW
Newtown Romantics Penny Contemporary Gallery, Hobart, Tas
Australian Masterworks Handmark, Hobart, Tas
The Australians 12Gallery Auckland, New Zealand
Labourers, Luminaries & Lieutenants Muse Gallery, Ultimo, Sydney
Painting for Antarctica: Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis Follow Shackleton’ Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
200×200 Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Gallery, NSW
Private Lives – Artist as Collector, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, PLC Gallery, Sydney
The Piano has been Drinking [Not Me], Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW

The Archibald Prize, AGNSW
The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)’, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW. Travelling to Redcliffe City Regional Gallery, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, and Tamworth Regional Gallery
Winner, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Croydon, Sydney
Tea with the Twins Casula Powerhouse, Liverpool
Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery
Grace Cossington Smith Art Award Abbotsleigh Gallery, Sydney
Benalla Nude Art Prize Benalla Art Gallery, Vic
Forty Years Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, Qld
Australian Watercolour Institute Exhibition Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW

The Doug Moran Portrait Prize Juniper Hall, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Contemporary Australian Drawing, 20 years of the Dobell Drawing Prize
Looking Forward King Street Gallery on William
Figurative Show Buratti Fine Art
Auto Portrait Ecosse Gallery

National Works on Paper Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Vic
The Archibald Prize AGNSW; travelling: Tarra Warra Museum, Vic; Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW; Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW: Western Plains Cultural Centre, NSW; Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW; Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW; new England Regional Gallery, NSW
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery

14 Finalist-Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award travelling: Grafton Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Qld; Uni. Of the Sunshine Coast, Qld; New England Regional Art Museum, NSW; Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Qld; Griffith Regional Gallery, Qld; Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW; Bundaberg Regional Gallery, Qld: Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Qld; Gympie Regional Gallery, Qld
IN [TWO] ART Maitland Regional Gallery, travelling: SH Ervin Gallery, NSW; Orange Regional Gallery, NSW; Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Swan Hill Regional Gallery; Wollongong City Gallery, NSW; Dalby Regional Gallery, Qld; Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW; Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Qld
The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW
Virtual Reality: Interpreting the Landscape [King Street Gallery @ Newcastle University Gallery] Newcastle, NSW

Arkarba Station King Street Gallery on William
Finalist, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC, Sydney
Drawing: A Fundamental Liberation Wagner Gallery, Sydney (4th June – 6th July, 2011)
Zoo Air: Artists In residence program- Taronga Zoo, Sydney (20 July -13 August 2011)
Prints from the Griffith Studio Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
Zoo Residency exhibition Newcastle Regional Gallery, NSW
The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW

Tales from the City [Bernard Ollis and Wendy Sharpe] Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Slow Burn-A Century of Women Artists from a Private Collection, S.H. Ervin Gallery National Trust, Sydney
Small Images – Grand Visions 40/40 Wagner Art Gallery

The Grand Tour (Bernard Ollis and Wendy Sharpe) United Galleries Perth
Creative Australia and the Ballet Russes The Arts Centre Melbourne 6 June – 20 September 2009 touring regional Victoria 2009-2010
Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW
The Doug Moran Portrait Prize State Library of NSW Sydney
Collections Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW
The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing PLC Gallery, Sydney
The Drawn Line King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Ballet Russes Exhibition Arts Centre, Victoria & regional travelling

Urban Myth [two person with Bernard Ollis] United Galleries, Perth
Drawn Encounters Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK
Sordid Tales NG Art Sydney
JADA Drawing Prize Grafton Regional Gallery & travelling
Art of Music Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney NSW
Stellar Art of Music, AGNSW
Drawcard 08 National Art School, Sydney NSW
Trinity Remembers The Delmar Gallery, Trinity Grammar School, Sydney NSW

The Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery
The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW (Purchased)
9×5, Savage Club Melbourne
An artist at my table Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney NSW
Dusk til Dawn The Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Cuisine and Country curated by Gavin Wilson Orange Regional Gallery 13 April – 20 May  (toured to Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 8 June – 22 July 200, Mornington Peninsula
RG 29 August – 21 October 2007, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery 26 October 2007 – 6 January 2008, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier, SA  27 January – 9 March 2008, Broken Hill City Art Gallery  28 March – 4 May 2008, Manly Art Gallery & Museum 16 May – 15 June 2008, Cairns Regional Gallery  1 August – 7 September 2008, Artspace Mackay 12 September – 19 October 2008)
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
Squared Greenhill Gallery, Perth
Group Therapy Chapman Gallery

The Inaugural Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Sydney
Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
The Art of the Operatic the Arts Centre Melbourne
Grafton Drawing Prize Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW
Defiance Drawing Show Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Kilgour Prize Exhibition Newcastle Region Gallery, NSW
The Delmar Codex [curated by Nick Vickers] Delmar Gallery
Australian Art Hong 1K University Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Fireworks tracing the incendiary in Australian Art curated by Gavin Wilson touring Artspace Mackay, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery, University of Queensland Art Museum

Witness to War official art and photography 1999-2003 – touring Mornington Regional Art Gallery, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Cairns Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour City Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, New England
Regional Art Museum,SH Ervin Gallery, Mildura Arts Centre

CollaborationSydney Printmakers Gosford Regional Gallery; Tweed River Art Gallery NSW; Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Regional Gallery, Sydney
Gold Coast City Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
Art + Humour Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
The Defiance Drawing Show Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Walking the Line- an exhibition of drawing by National Art School Staff (curated by Lesley Harding) Cell Block Theatre, NAS

The Wynne Prize AGNSW
Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW
The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW
drawcard National Art School Sydney
2004 The Year in Art’ National Trust, S.H. Ervin Gallery
The Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Spectrum 2004 [FONAS] Parliament House, Sydney
Westpac Art Prize, Sydney
Reg Richardson Collection Exhibition Mosman Art Gallery
The Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW
Winner, Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize S.H. Ervin Gallery
50th Anniversary Exhibition and Auction – Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Winner, Allen Gamble Memorial Art Prize (in conjunction with Mosman Art Prize) Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Ned Kelly-Framed National Trust of Australia, S.H. Ervin Gallery

The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW
king street gallery at Span Galleries Melbourne
The Kedumba Drawing Prize Kedumba Gallery Wentworth Falls, NSW
Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery
Erotica Metro, Melbourne
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery


Federation (curated by John McDonald) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
A Studio in Paris – Australian Artists at the Cite (curated by Jane Watters), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Works on Paper (2 person show with Nora Heysen), Von Bertouch Gallery, Newcastle
Studio Tradition (curated by Therese Kenyon), Manly Art Gallery and Museum Sydney
Bat, Ball and Brush A Summer of Cricket and Art at the Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney
Art on Steel Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney; Wollongong City Gallery, NSW
Museum of Tropical Queensland Qld (& travelling)

Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW
last show of the year king street gallery on burton
The Greatest Show on Earth Cutcliffe Gallery, Sydney
Ceramics and Works on Paper (collaborative with Janna Ferris), Chapman Gallery
Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair king street galleries, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW

Witness to War – Australian War Memorial,(curated by Claire Baddeley & Katherine McMahon) Mornington Regional Art Gallery & travelling throughout NSW, Qld and Vic
Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW
The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW
last show of the year king street gallery on burton
Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery

last show of the year king street gallery on burton

gallery artists
 king street gallery on burton

Winner, The Archibald Prize AGNSW
Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW
The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW
gallery artists king street gallery on burton

The Archibald Prize AGNSW and travelling exhibition: Moree Regional Art Gallery; Dubbo Regional Art Gallery; Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Winner, Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery
Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW
The Dobell Drawing Prize AGNSW
Winner, The Kedumba Drawing Prize Kedumba Gallery

The Archibald Prize AGNSW and travelling exhibition: Goulburn Regional Art Gallery; Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery; Tamworth Regional Art Gallery
Erotic/Exotic (2 person with Tim Schultz) Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney
New Work king street gallery on burton

Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery

Critic’s Choice Macquarie Gallery, Sydney
Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW

Erotic/Exotic, Inner Circle Gallery Sydney
Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery
A Figurative Focus Tamworth Regional Art Gallery
The Intimate Experience (Australian Women’s Images of Women), Ivan Dougherty Gallery Sydney

International Women’s Exhibition Women’s Gallery

Modern Muses: Classical Mythology in Australian Art (1940 – 1989) S.H. Ervin Gallery

Elysian Muses Return EMR Gallery, Sydney
Fresh Art S.H. Ervin Gallery

Winner, Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW

Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW


Art Gallery of New South Wales
Arts Centre Victoria
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Australian Embassy, Paris, France
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Blue Mountains Cultural Art Centre
BHP Australia
City of Belmont, Perth WA
City of Sydney Council
Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery
Kedumba Drawing Collection, NSW
Manly Regional Gallery and Museum, NSW
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Manning Art Gallery
National Art School, Sydney
Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Outback Arts Inc, NSW
PLC Sydney’s Adelaide Perry Gallery
Qantas, Australia
State Library New South Wales, Sydney
Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW
University of Sydney, NSW
University of Queensland, Qld
Waringah Council, NSW
Waverley Council, NSW

Magic 2020

Paris Windows 2018

Salient – Contemporary artists at the Western Front 2018–2020

Painter Wendy Sharpe on her Jewish roots

ABC Listen

21 January 2022

Shop/play by Frances Mocnik

The Sydney Morning Herald, The Good Weekend

28 February 2020

New art prize for painting extraordinary faces by Linda Morris

The Sydney Morning Herald

29 January 2020

Sentimental journey by Steve Meacham

The Sydney Morning Herald

14 October 2019

Art: Wendy Sharpe

The Sydney Morning Herald, The Good Weekend

24 August 2018

Drawn free by Sarah Price

The Saturday Paper

12 May 2018

Artist Wendy Sharpe by Sarah Price

The Saturday Paper

12 May 2018

Clayton Utz Partnership opens by Ryan Stuart

Australian Financial Review

19 September 2017

Salon des Refusés 2017 by John McDonald

Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald /

August 2017

Sharpe eye on acrobats by Elizabeth Fortescue

The Daily Telegraph

16 January 2016

See it, like it, take it home (but, please, bring it back) by Bronwyn Watson

The Piano has been drinking not me - MRAG Gallery publication


Wendy Sharpe's powerful portraits of humanity by Stephanie Wood

The Sydney Morning Herald

23 January 2015

Seeking humanity - Wendy Sharpe

City Of Sydney publication


Art Class: Wendy Sharpe

Marie Clare Magazine pg. 7


Wendy Sharpe's powerful portraits of humanity by Stephanie Wood

The Sydney Morning Herald

23 January 2015

Our critic's guide to the week: Wendy Sharpe - John McDonald

Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald

September 2014

Article by Wendy Sharpe

Portrait magazine, spring/summer issue


About face by Elizabeth Fortescue

The Daily Telegraph

30 March 2013

At home with Wendy Sharpe by Andrew Taylor

The Sydney Morning Herald

7 September 2012

24 Hours: The Arts Diary

The Sydney Morning Herald

11 October 2012

Her white period: Sharpe paints in aid of Mawson's hut by Adam Fulton

The Sydney Morning Herald, Arts

February 2012

Award winning artist Wendy Sharpe joins conservation project

Mawson's Hut Foundation - Conserving Australia's Antarctic heritage

11 May 2012

Wendy Sharpe paintings in great demand

Mawson's Hut Foundation - Conserving Australia's Antarctic heritage

6 September 2012

IN (TWO) ART: 60 Artists, 30 artist couples

National trust of Australia (NSW) publication


Wendy Sharpe by Robert Buratti

Artist Profile Magazine, Issue 20


Stripped bare for a rare look back essay by Steve Meacham

S.H. Ervin Publication

23 February 2011

Australia Day 2011

The Sydney Morning Herald


Artists get their heads around animal instincts

The Sydney Morning Herald, Weekend Edition

February 2011

Vivid celebration of life by Elisabeth Fortescue

The Daily Telegraph

February 2011

Undercover by Susan Wyndham - In the frame

Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald

November 2011

Sad slide in prize swamp by Sasha Grishin

Canberra Times

7 May 2011

Sensuous compulsion by Christopher Allen

The Sydney Morning Herald


Lands end Christopher Allen

The Weekend Australian pg. 8-9


Studio Australia: mirror image

Orient Express Magazine


Sharpe feature in The Good Weekend

The Good Weekend

June 2007

A tasty treat for the senses by John McDonald

The Sydney Morning Herald


Profile: Wendy Sharpe by Lucinda Schmidt

The Sydney Morning Herald

20 September 2006

Review: Sitting Targets by Sebastian Smee

The Weekend Australian


Arty laugh by Elizabeth Fortescue

Sydney LIVE - The Daily Telegraph

April 2005

Sharpe: FACE

The Weekend Australian


Street spirit by Elizabeth Fortescue

The Daily Telegraph



The Sydney Morning Herald

April 2004

Wendy Sharpe feature

The Sydney Morning Herald

4 April 2004

Photographer paints portraits of the artists by Lauren Martin

The Sydney Morning Herald

4 December 2004

Artists of the 21st Millennium

The Australian Art Market Report Issue 11

Autumn 2004

Enter at your own risk: Archibald Review

Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald pg4-5

March 2004

Two to tango by Peter Hill

The Sydney Morning Herald


Work from a woman's perspective by Rosalie Higson

The Weekend Australian pg. 16

September 2003

A thousand words

Australian War Memorial - We're Australian Magazine

August 2003

Always buy the works you love by Michael Reid

The Weekend Australian

February 2003

Creative Thoughts by Peter Hill

The Sydney Morning Herald


Wendy Sharpe and Janna Ferris interviewed by Lucy Butenshaw

Pottery in Australia Magazine pg. 23-5


Ms Contrary by Debra Aldred

Courier Mail Melbourne


Wendy Sharpe

Art on Steel

May 2002

Wendy Sharpe: Images of War

The Australian Women's Weekly

March 2000

Sharpe images of battle

The Sun Herald


Into the breach with paintbrush by

The Weekend Australian pg. 15-6


Sharpe focus on East Timor

The Sydney Morning Herald


Between the lines by Sebastian Smee

Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald


10 things to do - the Weekender

The Sydney Morning Herald

July 1999

Australia's mermaid by A. Kellerman

Look Magazine AGNSW


Artful Women by Elizabeth Fortescue

The Daily Telegraph

30 August 1997

Solemn search for the soul by E. Lynn

The Weekend Review

26 November 1994