Seeking Humanity

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‘Seeking Humanity’ is an art exhibition by renowned Australian artist, Wendy Sharpe. It is not about politics, but puts a human face to those who have fled situations of great danger in their home country in search of safety and freedom in Australia.

A previous Archibald winner and 2014 finalist, Wendy has drawn portraits of 39 asylum seekers and refugees. Through her art, she shares their lives with us to show that underneath all the troubles and politics around the issue, we are all the same. That we all have the same hopes and dreams.


‘Seeking Humanity’ is brought to you by the Asylum Seekers Centre.  All portraits will be on sale with proceeds going to the Centre to help provide practical and personal support for asylum seekers.

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Exhibition Details

Admission is free.


17 February – 12 March 2015

Tuesday to Sunday – 10am to 4.00pm

The Muse, Sydney TAFE, Cnr Harris & Mary Anne Streets, Ultimo, Sydney


20 March – 15 April 2015

Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra


11 April – 24 May 2015

Penrith Regional Gallery

A selection will be included in the ‘Home/Front’ exhibition.


31 October – 26 November

Vera Wade Gallery


10 December – 16 March 2016

Mary MacKillop Place Museum


Spectrum 23 January

The Hoopla 25 January

Radio National 9 February

SMH 18 February

Compass 21 June





This special charity exhibition by Wendy Sharpe is by courtesy of King Street Gallery on William, Darlinghurst, Sydney.





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