HARRIE FASHER: WEIGHTED
27 March - 28 June 2020
Based in Portland, NSW, artist Harrie Fasher is renowned for her large steel-line structures that embody tension and movement. In 2018, her powerful dynamic steel sculptures formed an interactive production for the Lingua Franca collaboration MIGHTY, which showcased at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.Based in Portland, NSW, artist Harrie Fasher is renowned for her large steel-line structures that embody tension and movement. In 2018, her powerful dynamic steel sculptures formed an interactive production for the Lingua Franca collaboration MIGHTY, which showcased at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.
The sculptures featured in Weighted are smaller in scale, yet heavier in material and emotional content, using concrete and bronze to reinforce mass and weight. The artist is expressing her raw response to visiting World War I battlefields in France and Belgium in 2017. The result, like the material used, is intentionally heavy and cumbersome, and encapsulates the horror of war. Fasher’s innate knowledge of horses, and the unique bond between horse and human, is demonstrated by her use of the equine form to depict this emotionally charged work.
Fasher graduated from Sydney’s National Art School in 2010 with honours in sculpture. She has won numerous prizes, including the Rio Tinto Sculpture Award (2018), Helen Lempriere Emerging Artist Scholarship (2017), and the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) Windmill Trust Scholarship for NSW Regional Artists (2015).
Fasher continued her studies through mentorships in bronze casting with Laurence Edwards (Suffolk, UK) and Clara Harli (Blue Mountains, NSW), and has undertaken residencies at Hill End and in Iceland and the United Kingdom. Her work is featured in public and private collections, including Bathurst Regional Art Gallery; Hyde Park Anzac Memorial, Sydney; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Oberon RSL Military Memorial; and Orange Regional Gallery. Fasher is represented by King Street Gallery on William, Sydney.
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Image: Their screams penetrate, 2017, Steel (rod, mesh and wire), cement, ash, hessian and twine, 33 x 44 x 17.5 cm