A recipient of the Helen Lempriere Scholarship in 2017 and Sculpture by the Sea’s Rio Tinto Award at Cottesloe 2018, HARRIE FASHER is an Australian artist engaged in sculpture and drawing. Working from Oberon, NSW, her studio is a hive of activity, producing large-scale steel sculptures that embody tension and movement. This studio has a great community ambience; supporting a number of artists; regional, urban and international; through mentorships and creative support. Fasher is represented by Sydney’s King Street Gallery on William and has work in public and private collections both within Australia and internationally. She has an extensive exhibition history, including a seminal sculpture commissioned by the National Museum of Australia 2014. Critical acclaim, appointment to the National Art School’s teaching staff, and numerous scholarships and residencies reiterate the strength and vitality of Fasher’s work.
Fasher’s work crosses many platforms. She is renowned for large- and small-scale steel sculptures that describe the physical energy and vulnerability of the horse and human, most prominently exhibited at Bondi’s Sculpture by the Sea. Her most recent solo exhibition at Sydney’s King Street Gallery on William explored these notions through bronze. Materiality; the nature of materials, and their impregnated history, their texture and narrative potential; alongside the physicality of sculpture drew Fasher to working in three dimensions. Her latest exhibitions, Studies in bronze and steel, The power of a Landscape, and Mighty, explore sculptures and drawing using bronze, plaster, found objects and theatre, demonstrating Fasher’s commitment to the development of her creative oeuvre.