Exhibition: Charlie Sheard: Paintings

14 Apr 2021 from 12:00am - 14 May 2021 until 12:00am

Charlie Sheard, Pure Painting 5 (detail) 20018 - 2021.Oil and acrylic on linen, 198 x 214cm
Charlie Sheard, Pure Painting 5 (detail) 20018 - 2021.Oil and acrylic on linen, 198 x 214cm

Charlie Sheard is one of Australia’s most well known and respected abstract painters.

Sheard had seven exhibitions and two six month studio residencies scheduled for China and Germany in 2020 and 2021, in addition to being invited to a guest lectureship at Peking University for 2020-21. These projects were shelved due to the pandemic and Sheard had already given up his studio. After loosing his way for a while, during the second half of 2020 Sheard started painting with renewed vigour and a very different direction in his small, Sydney home studio.

Sheard's new work will be heading to China later this year for an exhibition organised by Peking Art Associates in Beijing, with a Catalogue Raisonné of his practice from the last forty years. The University Gallery is delighted to exhibit Sheard’s new paintings and drawings in Australia prior to their exhibition in China.

Charlie Sheard: Paintings will be on exhibition at the University Gallery from 14 April - 14 May 2021.

Please join us for the exhibition launch on Saturday, 17 April between 2 - 4pm.

Location
  • The University Gallery

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