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ELSEWHERE: TRAVELS THROUGH SYRIA, IRAN, EGYPT, MOROCCO AND CENTRAL ASIA

WENDY SHARPE & BERNARD OLLIS

Wendy Sharpe (b. 1960), Uzbekistan, 2017 (detail), gouache on Chinese paper and silk scroll. Collection of the artist

ELSEWHERE: TRAVELS THROUGH SYRIA, IRAN, EGYPT, MOROCCO AND CENTRAL ASIA

WENDY SHARPE & BERNARD OLLIS

This exhibition features new works created by the celebrated Australian artists Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis during their recent travels through Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Central Asia.

Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis create art in response to humanity. During their extensive journeys, they created sketchbooks, drawings and paintings to record conversations and chance meetings with people from all walks of life. These works will introduce students to real people from distant nations, casting aside orientalism to reveal authentic encounters. 

This exhibition inspires students to see the world through the unique intimacy of the sketch. It reflects upon individual experiences of travel in an era shaped by photography and global media. It is a perceptive journey through people and places that have been clouded by misapprehension.

Wendy Sharpe is an Archibald Prize winner and former Official War Artist who also served on the Council of the Australian War Memorial. Bernard Ollis is a highly regarded artist and former Director of the National Art School in Sydney. Both are well-known for their extensive travel and humanitarian work, in addition to their well-established careers as visual artists.

The Tamworth Regional Gallery strongly believe that the arts are vital for our community, our wonderful creative team have developed a number of platforms to connect our community with art and artists.

Together with the innovation studio, we have developed an online exhibition for Elsewhere: Travels Through Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco And Central Asia, by Wendy Sharpe & Bernard Ollis

We invite you to view the videos from Bernard Ollis and Wendy Sharpe, as their comments will expand your understanding of the exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Elsewhere: Bernard Ollis

 

 


Elsewhere: Wendy Sharpe
 

Explore the online exhibition here


Download the exhibition catalogue


 

 

 

                

 

Free

Tamworth Regional Gallery

466 Peel Street Tamworth

08 February - 19 July 2020