Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington, Victoria 3931
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road
Mornington VIC 3931 (Mel Ref 145 G4) Phone: 03 5950 1580
Entry Adults $4 Concession $2
Open Tuesday – Sunday
10am–5pm, closed Mondays except on public holidays. Check our website for up to date opening hours.
Buses departing from Frankston
Train Station. Route 784 and 785.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery posted in Exhibition
WANDERLUST: WORK FROM RECENT TRAVELS
An MPRG exhibition
21 July – 17 September 2017
Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most accomplished painters. Her love for travel started in her twenties when she first won a scholarship to Europe. Since then, travel has been an integral part of her life and art. This is an exhibition of work from travels and residencies over the last ten years in Italy, France, Egypt, India, the Middle East, Morocco, Antarctica, Mexico and Spain. Sharpe spends part of every year in an apartment studio in Paris.
Most of the works are gouache and pastel which were made overseas directly from the subject or straight after the experience, often in a makeshift studio in a hotel or apartment. The oil paintings, made later back in Australia, are a distillation of the experience, developed mostly from memory and drawings. They move beyond the observational into a more involved and complex narrative.
Among the works on paper are views from an attic apartment overlooking the terracotta roofs and ancient towers of Florence, from the Aurora Australis icebreaker on a scientific voyage to Antarctica and from a camel market in Egypt.
Wendy Sharpe Drawing in Florence with Purple Top 2008 gouache
Courtesy of the artist