My name is Sharon Billinge and I am an artist based in Sydney, Australia.
My practice is concerned with people and relationships. In the past 2 years I have been interested in exploring the ways that Visual Art can affect social change and have started making large-scale murals in public spaces. Most of my murals are produced in conjunction with communities or groups through ideas sessions and workshops.
My work has been exhibited widely across Australia including solo shows at The Centre for Contemporary Photography, the Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts and WestSpace Gallery, Melbourne and included in a number of high profile competitions including The Silkcut Award, The Bangkok Triennial and the City of Perth Art Award. I was awarded the KPMG tutorship award in 2009 and I received an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship for my Masters research at VCAM where I taught drawing and painting from 2010 until 2018. In 2017 I was awarded first prize in the Wall2wall competition with my mural shelter and am currently using an Inner West Arts Grant to develop a major project for November 2019.