I currently have two works on exhibition and available for sale. The images are Still Life 1 (from the Faceted Series) Linocut on paper, 2023 and Eucalyptus and Crysthemum pen on paper, 2023 as part of the Ipswich Art Awards 2023 which is currently on display at The Ipswich City Council building Nicholas Street Ipswich ( at the bottom of the mall) til June 3rd 2023.
After an incredible 13 years I have left the Old Courthouse Studio in Ipswich. The support I received from the Old Courthouse Cultural Association with the provision of a studio was amazing and I feel so grateful that I was allowed to have the space for so long. I now have a studio space of my own at home which is a dream come true. Watch this space for updates and sneak peeks at the new studio.
Photo of the front court at the Old Courthouse, Ipswich Qld.
If you want to see some current work head over to instagram.com/sharondraws and check out my daily drawings.
As a participant in SPARK Ipswich (Ipswich Festival) my work was displayed via projection by Earth Based Projections onto St Mary's Church Ipswich for one evening (14/7/21). It was a wonderful experience seeing my work at that size, experiencing the audiences reception (which was fantastic) and the feeling of being so well supported by the local council and community. Over eleven nights the audience got to experience a different local artist each night, it was a great event and a huge boost to local artists confidence. It had great benefits for the local community who came out to view and participate in other light shows/events taking place that were all within walking distance. Looking forward to seeing this event again next year.
My latest lino cut The Tree 2021 achieved a highly commended in the most recent Ipswich Art Awards. This work is part of a series of works I will be making for exhibition possibly some time later this year or next year.
I am pleased to announce that my work Woven Destiny 3 has been chosen as a finalist for the Clayton Utz Art Award 2019. The artwork is currently for sale via the website. Below is a photo of it hanging at the Clayton Utz office in Brisbane from the opening night.
In October I was awarded the Susan Cory Contemporary Award in the Somerset Regional Art Awards for my work Woven Destiny 3.
My newest work Between the Streets 2 (2018) is currently on display as part of the Ipswich Art Awards during the Ipswich Festival.
One of my drawings from the Consumed Series is currently on display at the Ipswich Art Gallery (IAG) till the 20th May 2018. The exhibition entitled Ipswich Artists: Works from the Collection shows the diversity of art created in Ipswich.