The University of Newcastle, Australia

Charlie Sheard in Conversation

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Charlie Sheard in Conversation

Our current exhibiting artist, Charlie Sheard, gave an engaging gallery floor talk in the gallery for a large group of students and public visitors on Wednesday 7 May.

Sheard spoke about his approach to painting without narrative, and the physicality of his practice. He generously answered questions from the floor and had great advice for emerging artists, encouraging them to be fearless. Sheard said, "Go to a place you're not familiar with and where you don't know what to do... If you take risks continuously and realise that you don't die then you can be much more free [with your art]."

Sheard's exhibition, Pure Abstractions – Colour, Drawing, Materiality, continues until May 17. Read more about the exhibition.

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