Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Wendy Sharpe

Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and awarded artists, living and working between Sydney and Paris. She has won a long list of prizes, awards, scholarships and honours, including The Archibald Prize (in which she has been a finalist 7 times), The Sulman Prize, The Portia Geach Memorial Award (twice awarded), The Adelaide Perry drawing Prize, The Calleen Art Prize and many others. Major commissions include the Olympic pool-size mural at Cook and Phillip Park Pool, Sydney, and a commission by the Australian War Memorial as an Australian Official Artist (the first woman to be awarded this commission since WW2).  Major projects include working with the Asylum Seeker Centre Sydney, The State Library of NSW, The Australian Opera, the Australian Opera, Circus Oz and the Art Centre Melbourne. Wendy has held over 60 solo exhibitions in Australia and internationally. 



“Wendy and Bernard were excellent and knowledgeable leaders, who generously shared their vast knowledge with the group, were friendly and helpful throughout.”
Patricia S.  |  Art, Music and Wine in the South of France, 2019