Wendy Sharpe, Her Shoes

Lou’s Place is a small terrace house situated on a leafy street in Sydney’s Kings Cross. For over twenty years, it has served as a community-based refuge for women in crisis: domestic violence, coercive control, homelessness, isolation or other severe trauma and neglect.

Women have turned to this shelter for help, for a place to feel safe and heal. Now, artist Wendy Sharpe turns to you for further support with a special fundraising exhibition titled Her Shoes, featuring fifty-two original, signed colour pastel drawings of shoes. Each work represents a woman who, on average, is killed through domestic violence each week in Australia.

Wendy Sharpe, Her shoes #7, pastel on paper, 29 × 42cm (framed). Courtesy the artist

Showing online and IRL at Juniper Hall in Paddington from 29 April to 21 May 2022, the exhibition aims to raise $100,000, with 100% of sales going to Lou’s Place.

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