New work 2021, Diary of a Song
Sheila Whittam’s art career includes twenty solo exhibitions, thirteen finalists/awards, art prizes and three art residencies (Carrick Hill, The Cedars, an ARTS SA grant - Central Studios, a recent SALA AWARD. Art was introduced to her at a young age by an uncle who showed her how to draw, creativity remained in her mind continuing a long career in visual arts. She met many artists, national and international tutors - including John Olsen (Uni SA). Olsen introduced her to the idea of drawing and to “take the line for a walk.” Tutors of influence during her time at ACSA (BA Vis.Arts) were Chris Orchard, Robb Gutteridge, Johnny Dadi and many others.