Latest exhibition by Wendy Sharpe officially opened!

10 December 2015 | General Interest

Seeking Humanity:

Portraits and Stories of Australia's Asylum Seekers and Refugees

10 December 2015 - 4 March 2016

 

Wendy SharpeWendy Sharpe’s exhibition shows a series of portraits of asylum seekers compiled in 2015. Wendy’s subjects spoke with her about themselves, their homes, careers, where they came from and often – the families they had left behind.

For Wendy, these stories are relevant and inspiring: and for those being portrayed, both the process and the finished artwork recognise their hopes, dreams and shared humanity.

The exhibition is made possible by the generous support and partnership formed with the Asylum Seekers Centre in Sydney. These portraits were gifted by Wendy Sharpe with the sale of each work providing financial assistance for the work of the centre.

 

ThWendy Sharpee Asylum Seekers Centre provides practical and personal support for asylum seekers living in the community. Their services include casework, accommodation, financial relief, health care and counselling, employment assistance, education, food, advocacy and recreational activities. The centre is a not-for-profit organisation relying on grants, donations and volunteers to undertake its work.

The Museum is open daily from 10am - 4pm.

View the ABC's Compass Program interview with Wendy Sharpe

 

Exhibition Opening Night

This special exhibition was officially opened on Thursday 10 December by Maree Whybourne (CEO Mary MacKillop Foundation) at Mary MacKillop Place Museum.

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