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Sheila Whittam

Sheila is a former art gallery owner, theater set designer, curator and picture framing consultant, she now focuses on her art studio practice

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Sheila is a former art gallery owner, theater set designer, curator and picture framing consultant, she now focuses on her art studio practice. Sheila conducts workshops and art teaching particularly short courses to students from year 12 upward and beyond. Her teaching method and her own work involves the use of mixed media-2D. In the past her art work focused on narrative/social realism, featuring people in places such as the exhibition at Greenhill Galleries; which was about Aboriginal families in the North of Australia, or the series called Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker, about the traders in the Adelaide Hills. 

Sheila's most recent art works were executed for her major work towards her BA Visual Arts and are about interior architectural spaces. See exhibition of works: Survey Thirteen which allows the viewer to engage with fairly complex and perhaps improbable constructions by pushing the boundaries of illusion, denying the geometric of space, so as to become more like structures of fantasy and imagination.

Born in Lancashire, UK.   Artist. Theatre set designer. TAFE art lecturer 1974-84. Fellow- Royal South Australian Society of Arts. (RSASA)  Proprietor and Curator of John Dunn Gallery, Bridgewater, South Australia. 94-2002.  

Picture framing consultant.  Art teaching/workshop tutor; Finding Meaning in Making a short course for people of any age who want to discover their own creative soul.  

I work with a small group who  I assist to explore their own thinking pattern to begin making art work about what they mull over. In this course we make up to six pieces of art work as well.  

Held periodically in the Adelaide Hills. Contact sheila 0437327489 to book. 

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