Peter Sharp: Wood Quarry

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Peter Sharp Wood Quarry

Peter Sharp Wood Quarry

21 October 2022 - 19 May 2023

Hazelhurst Gardens

Hazelhurst Arts Centre



Peter Sharp works across drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. As an artist, he is interested in the order of the natural world, thinking about and exploring nature and its systems to generate unexpected outcomes.

Wood Quarry is an on-site residency in the Hazelhurst Gardens, where the artist has been developing experimental works in an outdoor studio between October 2022 and May 2023. The works are made from large pieces of fallen timber that have been salvaged from the local area.

Throughout the residency visitors had the opportunity to see Sharp working with chainsaws and other tools to carve and construct freestanding sculptures, pushing the boundaries of his practice while responding to the site and materials.

Large freestanding sculptures from the residency will be on display in the Hazelhurst eastern courtyard from 1 June 2023.

opposite: outdoor studio in action next pages: completed studio



Sutherland Shire Council acknowledges the Dharawal people as the Traditional Custodians of the land within the Sutherland Shire. We value and celebrate Dharawal culture & language, and acknowledge Dharawal people’s continuing connection to the land, the sea and community. We pay respect to the Elders and their families, past, present and emerging, and through them, to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Director: Belinda Hanrahan

Curator: Carrie Kibbler

Assistant Curator: Naomi Stewart Public Programs & Education

Coordinator: Natalie O’Connor Public Programs & Education

Officer: Melissa Goodall

Marketing Advisor: Stephanie Hopper

Arts Centre Coordinator: Fiona McFadyen

Team Leader Visitor Services & Administration: Caryn Schwartz

Venue Duty Officers: Vilma

Hodgson, Giada Cantini

Visitor Service Assistants: Hannah McClaren, Marilyn Brown, Adam Douglas, Grant Drinkwater

Hazelhurst Arts Centre is a facility of Sutherland Shire Council and supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Peter Sharp

Wood Quarry

Outdoor studio residency

21 October 2022 - 19 May 2023

Installation of large freestanding sculptures

1 June - end December 2023

© Hazelhurst Arts Centre

782 Kingsway Gymea

NSW 2227 Australia

T: 61 2 8536 5700

ISBN: 978-1-921437-77-9

All images by silversalt photography.

Peter Sharp is represented by Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney and Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne


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