Acme Studios — Sharon Goodwin

Supporting Artists since 1972

Sharon Goodwin

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Sharon Goodwin is an Australian artist based in Melbourne. Her practice encompasses a wide range of media, from installation, to sculpture, painting and drawing. What binds Sharon’s artworks are her references to the familiar visual language, artefacts, mythology and stereotypes found in popular culture, illustration and art history. These images are altered, repainted and reconfigured as sculptures: a process of destruction and redemption through which the works explore the incongruity of these mythologies in present-day culture, their absurd promise, their embodiment in objects, our expectations developed from them and inevitable disappointment.

Sharon has held solo exhibitions at West Space Gallery, TCB Gallery, BUS Gallery, Uplands gallery, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Gertrude Contemporary Art Space. Group exhibitions include those at The National Gallery of Victoria, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, RMIT Gallery, Artworx at the University of Southern Queensland, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Monash University Gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery, and the University of Queensland Art Museum.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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