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.
|1980||Elected as a member of the Ku-ring-gai Art Society and acted as their Selection Convenor for several years.|
|1981||Elected as a member of the Royal Art Society of N.S.W. and was granted a fellowship in 1989.|
|1990||Invited to become a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute.|
|1991||Exhibited with a panel of Institute Water-colourists at the Federation of Canadian Artists.|
|1994||Included in the First International Watercolour Biennale in Mexico at the Muses De La Acuarela.|
|2009||Selected to exhibit at the Bega Regional Gallery in a Post Modernism Exhibition.|
|2010||Selected 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.|
|2012||Selected to exhibit in the Taiwan – Australian Watercolour Exhibition at Taichung City Cultural Centre.|
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.
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
|1983||Three artists Exhibition held at the Royal Art Society of N.S.W.|
|1989||Solo Exhibition at home gallery, St.Ives, Sydney|
|1992||Two Artist Exhibition held at the Royal Art Society of N.S.W.|
|1996||Six Artist Exhibition held at Cherrybrook Gallery, Cherrybrook N.S.W|
|2000||Artists of the South Coast, Forest Gallery, Durras|
|2003||Victorian Artist’s Society Invitation Exhibition, Melbourne|
|2006||Six Water-colourist Exhibition held at the Royal Art Society of N.S.W.|
|2008||Two Artist Exhibition at Mogo Gallery, Mogo|
|2009||Semag Art Society Exhibition at Mechanic’s Institute, Moruya|
|2009||Six Artist exhibition at Bodalla Gallery, Bodalla|
|2009||Three Artist Exhibition held at Aarwun Gallery, Canberra|
|2010||Three Artist Exhibition held at Aarwun Gallery, Canberra|
|2010||Two Artist Exhibition held at Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo|
|Exhibits alternately with Mosman Art Gallery and Gosford Regional Gallery each year.|
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.