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, drawing and collaborative theatre. Her studio, occupies the heritage listed, post-industrial workshops of the Foundations, Portland NSW (formerly the Portland Cement Works). It is a hive of activity, producing large-scale bronze, steel and concrete sculptures that embody tension and movement. Her studio has a community ambience, evident in the current development of the Portland Foundry and the Portland Workshops public programming strengthening existing creative mentorships.
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.