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sandra with Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD,CVO

Sandra with Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD,CVO at Camden Art Prize Presentation - First Prize, Works on Paper


Viewpoint Online Gallery features the artwork of Sandra Hendy FRAS, AWI - an Australian Artist specialising in watercolour and mixed media.

As an artist my forte has been in the areas of colour and design. Inner city architecture has attracted my attention and I have developed this to a contemporary style and incorporated other water based media. These paintings have had a high drawing content which I have endeavoured to produce in a loose style.

Conversely I have also concentrated on landscapes of the Australian outback with practically no drawing content but which give the opportunity of displaying well the nuances of watercolour.

In concentrating primarily on these two very different subjects I have been able to explore and develop new ideas within this framework. This has enabled my own signature style of painting to be birthed and given opportunity for innumerable ideas for painting what first may appear ordinary subject matter. "

About Sandra

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1980 became an elected member of Ku-ring-gai Art Society acting as their selection convener.
  • 1981 became an elected member of the Royal Art Society of NSW and elevated to first an Associate and then a Fellow in 1989.
  • 1990 invited to become a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute.
  • 1991 exhibited with the Institute in a panel of watercolourists at the Federation of Canadian Artists.
  • 1994 exhibited at the first International Watercolour Biennale in Mexico at the Muses De La Acuarela.
  • 1997 chosen to be included in the World Watercolour Book The Best of Watercolour 2
  • 1999 featured in Australian Artist Magazine in the series entitled 'Master Painters of Australia'.
  • Included in an Exhibition of Artists of the South Coast at the Forest Gallery, Durras in 2000 and in 2003 exhibited in the Victorian Artists' Society Invitation Exhibition.
  • sandra hendy self portrait
  • January 2009 exhibited in a Post Modernism Exhibition at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery, exhibiting Scrambled Hillside
  • January 2009 selected for the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition at the Shanghai World Expo. Paintings exhibited were Industrial Power and Rock Design
  • Basil Sellers Art Prize ($15000) - Finalist 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2016; Highly Commended 2008.
  • 2012 accepted for the Taiwan-Australia Watercolour Exhibition at the Taichung City Cultural Centre, exhibiting Marble Bar Countryside
  • 2013 Selected exhibitor and Excellence Prize Winner at the Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial (China) with the painting Oriental Jumble
  • 2013 Finalist, Gosford Art Prize
  • 2014 Oriental Jumble included in Shenzhen's National Travelling Exhibition in eight locations in China and purchased by Luohu Art Museum, Guangdong, China
  • 2014 Exhibitor in the Australian Watercolour Institute Exhibition held at the Shanghai Quanhua Watercolour Art Gallery, Zhujiajiao, Shanghai, China
  • 2014 Invited artist to the Qingdao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition with Asian City Lights being purchased for permanent collection

Painting Awards

Adelong Art Award Highly Commended Watercolour 1985  
Bankstown Art Award 2nd Prize Watercolour 1983  
Basil Sellers Art Prize NSW ($15000) Finalist   2016  
  2nd Prize People's Choice 2012 view
  Finalist   2004 2006 2010  
  Highly Commended   2008 view
Berrima Art Award Best Painting   1985  
Bega Regional Gallery 1st Prize Watercolour 2004 view
Blackheath Rhododendron Festival 1st Prize Watercolour 2014 view
1st Prize Watercolour 2013 view
1st Prize Drawing 2013 view
1st Prize Contemporary 2012  
2nd Prize Mixed Media 2014 view
Highly Commended Contemporary 2013 view
Boggabri Art Prize Highly Commended Watercolour & Drawing 1984  
Camden Art Prize 1st Prize Works on Paper 2017 view
1st Prize Watercolour 2013 view
  Commended   2013 view
Cowra Regional Gallery Open Art Award 1st Prize Watercolour 1983  
Highly Commended Watercolour 1985 1986  
Currabubula Open Art Award Best Painting in Exhibition   1991  
1st Prize Watercolour 2000 2007  
1st Prize Mixed Media 2007 2014 view
2nd Prize Watercolour 1986  
2nd Prize Miniatures 2013 view
Highly Commended Watercolour 1984  
Highly Commended Contemporary 2013 view
Commended Drawing 1985  
Drummoyne Open Art Award 1st Prize Watercolour 1982 1983  
Eurobodalla River of Art Prize Highly Commended   2013 view
Gloucester Open Art Award 1st Prize Watercolour 1984  
Gosford Art Prize Finalist   2013 view
Goulburn and District Art Prize Best painting in Exhibition (purchased)   2014 view
2nd Prize Watercolour 2014 view
Gunnedah Open Art Award 2nd Prize Watercolour 1984  
Henry Lawson Festival Open Art Award 1st Prize Watercolour 2007 view
1st Prize Contemporary 2011 view
1st Prize Pastel 2012 view
1st Prize Small Painting 2012 view
Highly Commended Contemporary 2012 view
Highly Commended Contemporary 2013 view
Hunters Hill Art Prize (Joubert Award) Highly Commended Watercolour    
Kiama Open Art Award 2nd Prize Watercolour 2014  
1st Prize Watercolour 2013 view
1st Prize Contemporary 2012 view
1st Prize Still Life 2012 view
2nd Prize Contemporary 2013 view
Kogarah Open Art Award 2nd Prize Watercolour 1985  
Highly Commended Watercolour 1983  
Ku-ring-gai Art Award 1st Prize Watercolour 1979 1985  
2nd Prize Watercolour 1982 1989 1990  
Commended   1980 1981 1983 1984  
Macquarie Towns Open Art Award Highly Commended Watercolour    
Merriwa Art Award Highly Commended Watercolour 1990  
Montague Art Award Best Painting in Exhibition   2001 2008  
1st Prize Watercolour 1998 1999 2006 2008 2014 view
1st Prize Mixed Media 2007 2008 2014 view
1st Prize Drawing 2013 view
1st Prize Pastel 2013 view
Commended Mixed Media 2013 view
Nundle Art Award 1st Prize Watercolour 1984  
Port Macquarie Open Art Award 1st Prize Watercolour 1989 1992 1999  
2nd Prize Watercolour 1982  
Highly Commended Watercolour 1984  
Merit Award   1985  
Port Stephens Art Prize Commended Contemporary 2013 view
Quirindi Art Award 2nd Prize Drawing 1985  
Ryde Municipal Art Award 1st Prize Watercolour 1981  
1st Prize Small Painting 1983  
Highly Commended Watercolour 1983 1984 1990  
Scone Art Prize Highly Commended Watercolour 1985  
Shenzhen Watercolour Biennial, China Excellence Award   2013 view
Shoalhaven Open Art Award Best Painting (purchased by Council)   1984  
Highly Commended   2012 view
Singleton Open Art Award 2nd Prize Drawing 2012 view
Packer's Award   2013 view
  2nd Prize Watercolour 2017 view
  Highly Commended Contemporary 2017 view
Southern Cross Open Art Award Commended Watercolour 1985  
Sydney Royal Easter Show Commended Watercolour 1985  
Tamworth Open Art Award Best Painting in Exhibition (purchased)   1990  
1st Prize Watercolour 1984  
Commended Watercolour 1990  
Wattle Time Art Exhibition Cootamundra 1st Prize (purchased) Mixed Media 2014 view
1st Prize (purchased) Rural Section 2014 view
1st Prize Drawing Section 2014 view
Wingham Art Prize Highly Commended Watercolour 1985  

Exhibitions and Events

1983 Three artist exhibition Royal Art Society of NSW
1989 Solo exhibition Home Gallery, St Ives, Sydney NSW
1992 Two artist exhibition Royal Art Society of NSW
1996 Six artist exhibition Cherrybrook Gallery, Cherrybrook NSW
2000 Nine artists of the South Coast exhibition Forest Gallery, Durras NSW
2003 Included in Victorian Artists' Society Invitation Exhibition Melbourne
2006 Six water-colourists exhibition Royal Art Society of NSW
2008 Two artist exhibition Mogo Gallery, Mogo NSW
2009 Included in SEMAG exhibition Mechanic's Institute, Moruya NSW
2009 Six artist exhibition Bodalla Gallery, Bodalla NSW
2009 Three artist exhibition Aarwun Gallery, Canberra
2010 Three artist exhibition Aarwun Gallery, Canberra
2010 Two artist exhibition Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo NSW
2012 Solo exhibition Annabel Wallace Gallery, Young NSW
2013 Six artist exhibition Somewhere Landscapes/Annabel Wallace Gallery, Wagga Wagga NSW
2014 One of 100 international Artists included in travelling exhibition in China Eight major Chinese galleries
2014 AWI exhibition Shanghai Quanhua Watercolour Art Gallery, Zhujiajiao, Shanghai and Shenzhen

Teaching

  • Conducted watercolour classes for 20 years in Sydney and continued for 5 years on the NSW south coast
  • Held painting workshops and demonstrations for 30 years, for both Sydney and NSW Art Societies
  • Watercolour Teacher with Celebrity Cruises – March 2013
  • Two day watercolour workshop at Annabel Wallace Gallery - 2013

Bibliography

  • Max Germaine - Artists and Galleries of Australia 1990
  • World Watercolour Book - Best of Watercolour Book 2 - Rockport Publishers, Massachusetts 1997
  • Art of the South East Resource Book and Diary - Published 2007, Linda Lord
  • Australian Watercolour Institute 75th Anniversary Edition 1923-1998, published by Beagle Press
  • Australian Watercolour Institute Book 2006 - Published by Phillip Matthews
  • The Inaugural Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition Album of Exhibits 2010
  • Book of Exhibits - Tradition and Transformation - Taiwan Australia Exhibition 2012
  • Book of Exhibits - Shenzhen Watercolour Biennial, China 2013-2014
  • Ku-ring-gai Art Society 2015 Golden Jubilee Book, published by KAS
  • 'Across the Waters' - China/Australia illustrated exhibition catalogue, published by Quanhua Watercolour Art Gallery, Shanghai 2014
  • Book of Exhibits - Qingdao Art Museum, Qingdao Province, China

 

 

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