Sharon Greenaway

Digital Artist and Creative Writer

Why I began an artistic career…

Living in the middle years of life I have seen sadness and pain, both personally and in the wider world, and as such I have chosen to create positive imagery via the medium of photography and writing.

 

 

 

Prior to commencing (completing in 2011) a Visual Arts degree in Photography at La Trobe University, my great photographic delight was to capture snapshots of family life.

Working from within the environment in Central Victoria there is much to inspire me, both in the everyday people whom I meet as well as the constantly changing geography. The imagery is heavily influenced by memories, observation, imagination and the environment.

Since studying the photographic image in detail I have undertaken to broaden my photography to incorporate much more story making.

I recently read a quote which resonated with me and my work. In his book As I see it (2005, publ. Thames and Hudson) New York born photographer John Loengard sums up his work

‘…my photographs, when gathered up, form a mixed bouquet.’ (used with his permission).

I’d like to think that my work is developing into an eclectic and rich bouquet.

Sharon Greenaway B.V.A. (Photography)

 

C.V. Sharon Greenaway 19th August 2016

Education:

2011 Graduated Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography), La Trobe University, Bendigo.

Solo and Joint Exhibitions.

2016    Artist grant for developing a body of work for the 10th Anniversary Runway Show (to be showcased in the Creative section), supported by City of Greater Bendigo

2016   Writing your life- an intense workshop to get people started on the path of recording their life stories for themselves and/or others.Sponsored by Capital Community Connect (City of Greater Bendigo).

2016    Transient Landscape, Living Arts Space, Bendigo. (member of 3AMPs)

2016.   CAstlemaine Market Winter Exhibition

2016    St John of God Fundraising Exhibition (invited to exhibit-group)

2016     Exhibit B (invited to exhibit-group)

2015     Central Victorians Remember: a tribute to those who served in WW1. An exploration of war memorials within the region of Bendigo, Loddon and Mount Alexander shire. BILL & SHARON GREENAWAY

2015     Colour is Life as part of the Festival of Cultures, Bendigo SOLO

2015     Colab Bendigo.(writer participant, group show)

  1.    Imagining Mum.   Mildura Arts Centre SOLO

2014    Microcosm Bendigo. Pottery SOLO

2014    L.C.M.S. Multicultural exhibition Roots, where I worked as a mentor to a student who wanted to learn more about writing and photography. The end results were two collaborative pieces of art.

2014    SAFE Charity exhibition, Viewpoint Bendigo.(group show)

2013    Market Art, winter exhibition, Castlemaine, Victoria

2013    Toyota Community Spirit Gallery Emerging Artist exhibition.(invited to exhibit)

2013    Texture, Viewpoint Gallery, Bendigo(group show)

2012    Imagining Mum…SOLO

  • Bendigo Cinemas new arts space, May 2012.
  • Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine, 29TH May to July 2012.
  • The Capital Foyer Space, View Street, Bendigo. 31st March to 11th May 2012;
  • 2011 Artist of the month,T’Hooft, Bendigo, October, 2011. SOLO
  • 2011 Lake Eppalock, (2003, 2005 -2011), Projections,’ Ballarat International Foto Biennale, 20th August 2011 – 18th September 2011. Invited to participate
  • 2011 Everyday People, T’Hooft Cafe, Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo.SOLO
  • 2011: Imaging Mums, Dudley House, View Street Bendigo. Supported by the Dudley House Community Arts, City of Greater Bendigo.
  • 2011 (and into 2012): Portrait of a Stranger, ABC Open Project (one image in travelling exhibition.)
  • 2011: Life – a Benefit for Andrew Chapman, Newnorth Gallery.(group show)
  • 2010 Everyday People Exhibition, The Capital Performing Arts Centre, Bendigo SOLO
  • 2010: Graduate Exhibition, La Trobe University.(group show)

2010: Sublime, Latrobe University students photography exhibition.(group show)

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/news/articles/2010/article/sublime-student-photography-exhibition

  • 2009 Eppalock on a Sunday, Exhibition at the Capital Performing Arts Centre, View Street, Bendigo. 16th August 2009 – 29th September 2009.SOLO
  • 2006 People who use the library, Bendigo Regional Library Corporation. SOLO

Awards and Grants:

2016    Artist grant for developing a body of work for the 10th Anniversary Runway Show (to be showcased in the Creative section), supported by City of Greater Bendigo

2013 Selected to exhibit in the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery Emerging Artist exhibition.

2011: Imaging Mums, Dudley House, View Street Bendigo. Supported by the Dudley House Community Arts, City of Greater Bendigo.

2011 Dean’s Honour List, La Trobe University, Bendigo

2010 Dean’s Honour List, La Trobe University, Bendigo.

2010 Kayell Award for Photography, La Trobe University, Graduate Exhibition 2010.

2007 National Tertiary Art Prize.

Other:

Art miniatures…

My Retro Slide miniatures are available in selected Art O Mat Art Vending machines in the U.S.A and at the Australian outlet at the Mildura Art Centre.

  1. Eppalock on a Sunday, chosen as the featured art work for the inaugural City of Greater Bendigo monthly Arts Calendar, September 2009.

WRITING EXPERIENCE…

2016    CO.LAB – Write on the Fringe. One short story and one poem in collaboration with two separate visual artists.

            Write on Fringe program: Writing you Life Story Workshop, sponsored by Capital Community Connect, Bendigo.

2013 Won Community Heritage Australian wide writing competition.

            “Recently and as part of the launch the ACH we ran a competition whereby all contributions to the site before September 6 would go in the running to win a year’s free entry to all National Trust sites in their state.

A panel of judges has decided after much deliberation that your wonderful story entitled ‘Much needed refuge for new mum’ was the very best contribution to the new site.

Congratulations Sharon and thank you so much for sharing your story!”

Go to http://www.communityheritage.net.au/much-needed-refuge-new-mum

 

Books Published:

2004  ‘The Puppet Show’, Cengage (formerly Thomson Learning Australia.)

2002  ‘Bowled Over,’ as above.

1998  ‘The Silkie, Not Your Average Pet,’ Bellsouth, Victoria.

Co- authored books published:

2009 Three non-fiction pieces for ‘A Gift for the Children of Namara School, Fiji.’ Edited by Sally Odgers.

2008 A story in GROW Under the Southern Cross, Writerlynks GROW, QLD.

2007 ‘How I Got the Gig,’ co author, Nasus Publishing.

Numerous magazine articles in various publications such as:

Magpies (interviews and book reviews), Little Ears, NSW School magazine, Bendigo Magazine, Australasian Poultry, Collectables Trader, Australian Papercrafts, Grass Roots, Helix, Scientriffic, Fandangle e-magazine.

Web work:

2010-2012

For 3 years wrote and photographed human interest articles (8 per month) for www.ourpatch.com.au an online regionally focussed community guide.

http://www.ourpatch.com.au/bendigo/users/stlg48/profile/bookmarks

E -Books:

All 4 now (2013) available on itunes and smashwords…

The Extraordinary Emu 9781301086306       The Amazing Echidna 9781301358922

Koalas: Cute Marsupials 9781301089093      Kangaroos: Australian Hoppers 9781301880447

http://www.learningisland.org

Memberships:

Member of Golden Key International Honour Society

N.A.V.A

MEDIA:

  • Guest Blogger ABC Open:

http://open.abc.net.au/posts/sledding-the-goldfields-62dw5ex/in/tags/sled+dog+racing

  • Video interview by Jane Curtis ABC Open:

http://open.abc.net.au/openregions/vic-central-51bX8hh/posts/imagining-mum-79cq3wl

This video also aired on ABC24, 13th July 2012

  • Bendigo Cinema Art space:

http://www.bendigocinemas.com.au/Page/Coffee-Lounge

  • Bendigo Advertiser:

http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/news/local/news/business/mums-honoured-by-bendigo-exhibition/2252168.aspx

  • La trobe University press releases:

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/news/articles/2011/article/mums-invited-to-have-photo-taken

26th July 2011

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/news/articles/2010/article/sublime-student-photography-exhibition

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MEDIA extra 2016

5 comments on “Why I began an artistic career…

  1. the dune mouse
    July 17, 2015

    wow! you have some amazing credentials here!! Nice to meet you and thanks so much for a lovely comment on my path on Leann’es MM.

  2. jamesmmcardle
    June 13, 2017

    Tremendous achievements Sharon, and all done in your own way on your own terms. Be proud!

    • sharongreenaway
      June 14, 2017

      Thank you James, I try to grasp what opportunities come my way!

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