Statement: A centenary memorial to the charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, in Palestine on October 31, 1917. The work captures the chaos and power of cavalry at full gallop. The sculpture is a drawing of steel line and plane in space; addressing formal concerns alongside its narrative.
Biography: Harrie Fasher holds a BA in Fine Arts Hons (Sculpture) from the National Art School. Fasher was a finalist for the 2020 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize and has gone on to receive several awards and scholarships, including the Helen Lempriere Scholarship in 2017 and the Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation to exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in 2018 where she was awarded the Rio Tinto Award at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in 2018. Fasher has also held artist residencies in Iceland, France and Bathurst, NSW.
In 2017, Fasher travelled with a group of 12 artists to the Western Front, which resulted in the regional touring exhibition Salient: Contemporary Artists at the Western Front. Fasher has exhibited extensively over the last 10 years and has work in private and public collections overseas and in Australia, including the National Museum of Australia, the City of Busselton and Bathurst and Orange Regional Art Galleries.
In 2020, Fasher set up a new base in Portland, regional NSW, realising a long-held dream to establish a world class workshop space and to create a foundry of her own. The Portland Foundry was launched in 2020, along with The Portland Workshops, offering creative opportunities for artists, makers and local audiences.
Fasher has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi five times since 2014 and Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe three times since 2016.
This Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.