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.

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.

EXHIBITION-BASED WORKSHOP & TOURS
These workshops are age-specific constructed allowing students to explore a range of mediums, gouache, oil pastels and printmaking techniques highlighted in the exhibition.

Students will consider how we create and describe a sense of place. The workshop encourages students to discover cultures, people and places through the exhibition and their own art making.

$15 per student
2 hours (30 minute Gallery tour, 90 minute workshop).

MONDAY GALLERY TOURS
A fun and informative way to get excited about art!

Our Monday Tours are conducted by our Glasshouse Gallery educators. The Gallery is closed to the public on Mondays, which means you can have a more personalised experience in a quiet and relaxed setting.

Our skilled educators will give a more in-depth insight into the exhibitions, arts theory, as well as interactive age-specific exercises.Suitable for all ages.

For alternate days or times, please contact education@glasshouse.org to discuss other arrangements.

Curriculum links:
Visual Arts

Suitable for:
Primary & Secondary students

To book your education excursion and to plan your visit to the Glasshouse please click here

Image credit: Wendy Sharpe, Uzbekistan Scroll (detail), 2017.

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