Peter Sharp


Artist & Lecturer

Peter Sharp’s art practice over twenty-five years has consistently been about the visual understanding of how nature works and fits together through a lens of abstraction.

His art covers a wide range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking.

His paintings have been exhibited in the Wynne Prize (1996, 2003), the Sulman Prize (1998, 2008) and the Dobell Prize for Drawing (2009, 2010) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

In 2012, Sharp held his first survey at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre titled ‘Peter Sharp: Will to Form’. In December 2014 Sharp was part of the first Dobell Drawing Biennale at the AGNSW that explored how artists use drawing as a way of understanding the Australian Landscape.

Sharp’s work is held in significant public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Holmes a Court Collection and Artbank.

Sharp has had a distinguished teaching career and teaches at UNSW, Art & Design Faculty where he is a senior lecturer involved in painting and drawing.