Event details


Date and time

  • Saturday 19 November, 1-2pm

Event type

  • Talk


  • Registration essential
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Sharyn Egan: Artist talk

Saturday, 19 November, 1-2pm

Join well known Nyoongar artist Sharyn Egan talk about her artwork and practice.

Sharyn Egan is a highly regarded painter, weaver and sculptor. Frequently using ochres, resins and grasses, much of her artwork is a commentary on her life as a Nyoongar woman and the trauma, emotions and deep sense of loss and displacement experienced by Aboriginal people of the Stolen Generations.

Sharyn commenced her art career at the age of 37 when she enrolled in a Diploma of Fine Arts at the Claremont School of Art in Perth. Since that time, she has been commissioned to produce numerous significant public artworks as well as exhibiting widely, including as an invited artist at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and Cottesloe.

Sharyn has also worked as an art lecturer, curator and art facilitator in schools, community groups and health organisations.

Join us to hear Sharyn Egan reflect on the broad scope of her practice, experiences as an artist educator and the range of themes she has addressed in her work.


Image: Sharyn Egan, Makaru (detail), 2003, Oil paint on composite board, 22 x 19 cm, Berndt Museum Collection [2003/0018-23]3]


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required.