Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Wendy Sharpe AM on 26 January

Wendy Sharpe AM in her studio, photo by Nikki McLennan

Join us online for the Girl Friday Breakfast Club with artist Wendy Sharpe AM on Friday 26 January 2024 at 8am (UK-time), convened by Anita Taylor. Tickets for this event are available here.

Wendy Sharpe AM is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and awarded artists, she lives and works in Sydney and Paris. Wendy was born in Sydney to English parents and is dual nationality. She is a figurative painter with a long career and high profile in Australia since the 1980's. She has won an extensive list of prizes, residencies and scholarships; These include: winning some of Australia's most high profile awards: the Archibald Prize, the Sulman Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Calleen Art Prize, the Adelaide Perry Art Prize, the Gold Award, and more. She has been awarded many international residencies, to places as diverse as Antarctica, and Egypt. She has also had many artists’ residencies with the Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, Circus Oz, and the State Library of NSW.

Sharpe was the first woman since WWII commissioned by the Australian War Memorial as an Australian Official War Artist. She is a patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre Sydney and has worked on a major fundraising art project for them. She was artist in residence in Ethiopia with the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation, making artwork for an exhibition to raise money. She is returning to work in Ethiopia in February this year. In 2022, she had an exhibition of 52 drawings of shoes as a fundraiser for Lou’s Place Women’s Refuge. She has painted murals, and worked with all kinds of theatre. Sharpe has held over 70 solo exhibitions around Australia and internationally.

For more information see: and/or follow on social media: Instagram: @wendysharpeart & Facebook: @wendysharpeartist

Anita Taylor is an artist, curator and educator, a Professor and Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee. She is the founding Director of the foremost annual Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize [since 1994], and Drawing Projects UK, a public-facing initiative dedicated to drawing [since 2009].

The Girl Friday Breakfast Club was established by Professors Kate Reynolds and Anita Taylor in 2018 to provide a friendly and informal space for women to meet and to hear from an interesting woman speaker, eat breakfast and drink great coffee or tea together at Drawing Projects UK on the last Friday of each month. We held our first online Girl Friday in October 2020 after realising we had longer to go before we could gather again for breakfast due to lockdown. We aim to retain the informal format, and events are not recorded, so do book to join in - and bring your own breakfast - or lunch or supper depending on where you are in the world! All women, and those who identify as women, are very welcome to join the Girl Friday Breakfast Club.

Please note that Annual Season Ticket Holders will receive an email with a direct joining link for this event.

Joining the online event: Please note that the Zoom link to join this event will be made available in the online event information that you will find once you have registered for the event - you will need to log into Eventbrite to find this. You will then either need to click on the joining link OR copy and paste the link into your web browser to join the event on the day.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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