Sandra Hendy

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Biography

Sandra Hendy F.R.A.S., A.W.I.

My artwork has been primarily watercolour paintings but I have gradually incorporated other media such as pastel, cloisonné paint, paper collage, gouache, and charcoal.

Fred Williams’s paintings have been a great inspiration to me especially in my outback Australia landscapes whilst my cityscapes have developed from a love of Federation style architecture.

Curriculum Vitae

1980Elected as a member of the Ku-ring-gai Art Society and acted as their Selection Convenor for several years.
1981Elected as a member of the Royal Art Society of N.S.W. and was granted a fellowship in 1989.
1990Invited to become a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute.
1991Exhibited with a panel of Institute Water-colourists at the Federation of Canadian Artists.
1994Included in the First International Watercolour Biennale in Mexico at the Muses De La Acuarela.
2009Selected to exhibit at the Bega Regional Gallery in a Post Modernism Exhibition.
2010Selected to exhibit two paintings at the Inaugural Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial.
Selected as a finalist in the $15,000 Basil Sellers Art Award 2004, 2006, 2008 (Highly Commended) and 2010.
2012Selected to exhibit in the Taiwan – Australian Watercolour Exhibition at Taichung City Cultural Centre.

Teaching

Conducted watercolour classes for 20 years in Sydney and then for 5 years on the South Coast of N.S.W.

30 years of painting workshops and demonstrations have been held for both Sydney and country N.S.W Art Societies.

Painting Awards

Bega Regional Gallery Open Award – Watercolour 2004
Berrima Art Award – Best Painting 1985
Cowra Regional Gallery Open Art Award – Watercolour 1983, 1985
Currabubula Open Art Award – Best Painting 1991
Currabubula Open Art Award – Watercolour 2000, 2007
Currabubula Open Art Award – Mixed Media – 2007
Drummoyne Open Art Award – Watercolour – 1982, 1983
Henry Lawson Festival Grenfell Open Art Award – Watercolour 2007
Henry Lawson Festival Open Art Award – Contemporary – 2011
Henry Lawson Festival Open Art Award – Pastel – 2012
Henry Lawson Festival Open Art Award – Small Painting – 2012
Ku-ring-gai Art Award – Watercolour – 1979, 1985
Montague Art Award – Best Painting – 2001, 2008
Montague Art Award – Watercolour – 1998, 1999, 2006, 2008
Montague Art Award – Mixed Media – 2007, 2008
Port Macquarie Open Art Award – Watercolour – 1989, 1999,1992
Ryde Municipal Open Art Award – Watercolour – 1981, 1993
Ryde Municipal Open Art Award – Small Painting – 1983
Shoalhaven Open Art Award – Best Painting – 1985 (Purchased by Council)
Tamworth Open Art Award – Best Painting 1990- Purchase
Tamworth Open Art Award – Watercolour – 1984

Exhibitions

1983Three artists Exhibition held at the Royal Art Society of N.S.W.
1989Solo Exhibition at home gallery, St.Ives, Sydney
1992Two Artist Exhibition held at the Royal Art Society of N.S.W.
1996Six Artist Exhibition held at Cherrybrook Gallery, Cherrybrook N.S.W
2000Artists of the South Coast, Forest Gallery, Durras
2003Victorian Artist’s Society Invitation Exhibition, Melbourne
2006Six Water-colourist Exhibition held at the Royal Art Society of N.S.W.
2008Two Artist Exhibition at Mogo Gallery, Mogo
2009Semag Art Society Exhibition at Mechanic’s Institute, Moruya
2009Six Artist exhibition at Bodalla Gallery, Bodalla
2009Three Artist Exhibition held at Aarwun Gallery, Canberra
2010Three Artist Exhibition held at Aarwun Gallery, Canberra
2010Two Artist Exhibition held at Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo
Exhibits alternately with Mosman Art Gallery and Gosford Regional Gallery each year.

Bibliography

Max Germaine Artists & Galleries of Australia – 1990
World Watercolour Book – Best of Watercolour 2 – Rockport Publishers
Art of the South East Book & Diary – Published Linda Lord – 2007
Australian Watercolour Institute 75th Anniversary Edition Book – 1923 – 1998 Published 2007 Beagle Press.
Australian Watercolour Institute Book 2006 – Published Phillip Matthews
The Inaugural Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition Album of Exhibits – 2012.