• Image detail: Charlie Sheard, Poem 5, 2017-2018




Friday, 26 July 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, 1 September 2019 - 5:00pm

This exhibition presents the work of Charlie Sheard, one of Sydney’s most respected abstract painters who has spent the last forty years developing a language of pure abstract forms. His practice is deeply concerned with the history and development of techniques and materials, and his large paintings reflect upon his wide ranging interest in European, Chinese and Australian cultural history. Charlie Sheard is represented in Sydney by May Space.

Official opening
Friday 26 July, 6 - 8pm Manly Art Gallery & Museum
To be opened by Dr Josephine Touma, Senior Coordinator, Public Programs, Art Gallery of NSW

Artist in conversation
Sunday 11 August, 3 - 4pm
Join Charlie Sheard ‘in conversation’ with Dr Michael Hedger about the ideas and technique in his work in the exhibition.

Workshop: Pure Abstraction - FULLY BOOKED
Monday 19 August, 10am – 2pm
This four hour workshop for painters with Charlie Sheard focuses on the relationship between technique and pure abstraction. Participants will produce several studies that can be used as the basis for further development and/or more elaborate paintings.
Cost: $60
Bookings: via Eventbrite, search ‘Charlie Sheard’

Contact information

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Art Gallery Staff
9976 1421


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2095
Map of Charlie Sheard: Absolute Abstraction

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