Sherry Paddon

Biography

Sherry Paddon is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Perth, Western Australia. She grew up in country WA in the South Hedland area (Ngarda Ngarli Yarndu) and Mid West (Yamaji Country). She completed a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Sculpture) at Curtin University in 2003, followed by postgraduate studies in art curatorial studies and secondary education. Her work has been seen in solo and group exhibitions around Australia and recently in the Philippines and the United States of America.

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Strange Nebula

Peek-a-boo Gallery, Northbridge

2013
Hubble:Habitat

Light and Space Contemporary, Manila, Philippines

2012
Misty Canyon

Incu Window Project, QV Melbourne

2011
Cavern

Kings ARI, Melbourne

2009
Big Mountain

Brunswick Arts, Brunswick VIC

Group Exhibitions

2020
Days of Their Lives

Perth Centre for Photography

2020
Collective

Perth Centre for Photography

2019
Collective

Perth Centre for Photography

2019
Between the Sheets

Gallery Central

2018
Galvanise

Artsource, Old Customs House, Fremantle

2018
Sly Village

Sculpture By the Sea, Cottesloe, WA

2015
Tokens & Structures

Light Locker Art Space, Perth

2013
Dirty, Poorly Dressed & Filled with Love

Erewhen Center for the Arts, Manila, Philippines

2013
Bigger Than Me

Light Square Gallery, Adelaide

2013
Sculpture Party

C3 Art Space, Abbotsford VIC

2012
Tree

Wyndham Art Centre, Werribee, VIC

2012
Brave New World

Toyota Headquarters, Port Melbourne

2012
Lie of the Land: New Australian Landscapes

Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA

2011
Ground Cover

Gilligan Grant Gallery, Fitzroy VIC

2011
Cutting Edge Gadgets of the 1980's

Upstairs at the Napier, Fitzroy VIC

Awards

2021
Mid West Art Prize

Finalist

2020
Joondalup Invitation Art Award

Finalist

2017
Creative Development Grant - Sly Village

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Residencies

2020
Fremantle Arts Centre

Artist in resident

2013
Light and Space Contemporary, Manila, Philippines

3 month residency

Artist Statement

Sherry Paddon's work combines photography with sculpture and installation. She is inspired by found objects, the sense of belonging to possessions and its effect on self image and status. She elevates common objects into a state of reminder, depicting the reality of a commericalised society.