SHERRY QUIAMBAO

Bio / CV

Biography

Sherry Quiambao (née Paddon) is a Filipino/Australian multi-disciplinary artist based in Boorloo/Perth, Western Australia. Her work spans photography, sculpture, video and installation, drawing inspiration from found objects and exploring themes such as memory, cultural heritage, and consumerism. By elevating the everyday, Sherry examines the sense of belonging to possessions and their impact on self-image and status, reflecting the realities of a commercialised society.

Sherry's Filipino/Australian upbringing in 1980s' regional Western Australia—a time marked by high-end media promoting lavish, excessive lifestyles—has influenced her artistic exploration of materiality. Growing up within the Filipino diaspora residing in the Ngarda Ngarli Yarndu/South Hedland and Yamaji Country/Mid West regions, she developed a deep connection to her surroundings and cultural roots.

In 2003, Sherry completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Sculpture, at Curtin University, followed by postgraduate studies in art curation and secondary education. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Australia, the Philippines, and the United States.

Alongside her artistic practice, Sherry is a seasoned arts administrator, providing operational and financial support to several of Australia's leading not-for-profit organisations, including Sensorium Theatre, Perth Centre for Photography, Melbourne International Arts Festival, The Dax Centre, and Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts. She currently serves as Treasurer on the Committee of Cool Change Contemporary Inc.


CV

Education

2002 Associate Degree of Visual Art
Edith Cowan University - Geraldton Annexe

2003 Bachelor of Arts, Visual Art
Curtin University

2005 Postgraduate Diploma of Applied Heritage Studies, Art Curatorial
Curtin University

2010 Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education, Visual Arts method
Australian Catholic University

Awards Commissions & Residencies

2024 Arts Projects for Individuals grant recipient, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
2024 Artist in resident, Fremantle Arts Centre
2022 Wyndham Art Prize in A Box, selected artist
2019-2020 Artist in resident, Fremantle Arts Centre
2018 Art Angels Subsidy recipient
2018 Creative Development Grant U15K recipient, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
2015 Commission, City of Perth
2013 Artist in resident, Light & Space Contemporary, Manila Philippines
2009 Deans Award, ACU


Solo Exhibitions

2024 Upcoming: Veiled in a golden hue, Goolugatup Heathcote, Applecross
2015 Strange Nebulae, Peekaboo Gallery, Perth
2013 Hubble:Habitat, Light & Space Contemporary, Manila Philippines
2012 Misty Canyon, Incu QV, Melbourne
2011 Cavern, KINGS ARI, Melbourne
2009 Big Mountain, Brunswick Arts, Melbourne


Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Upcoming: Rockingham Art Prize, Rockingham 
2023 Collective, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth
2023 Mid West Art Prize (finalist), Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton WA
2023 CCP Summer Salon, CCP, Fitzroy VIC
2023 Bunbury Biennale: A Cultural Ecology, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury WA
2022 Look Closer: Photo Project, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth
2022 Wyndham Art Prize (finalist), Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee VIC
2021 Mid West Art Prize (finalist), Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton WA
2021-22 Collective, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth
2020 Joondalup Invitation Art Prize (finalist), Hillarys WA
2020 Days of Their Lives, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth
2019 Collective, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth
2019 Between the Sheets, Gallery Central, Perth
2019 Now, Old Customs House, Fremantle WA
2018 Galvanise, Old Customs House, Fremantle WA
2018 Sly Village, Sculpure By the Sea, Cottesloe
2015 Tokens & Structures, Light Locker Art Space, Perth
2013 Dirty, Poorly Dressed and Filled with Love, Erewhen Centre for the Arts, Quezon City Philippines
2013 Bigger Than Me, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide
2013 Sculpture Party, C3 Art Space, Abbotsford VIC
2013 Land, Wyndham Art Centre, Werribee VIC
2012 Tree, Wyndham Art Centre, Werribee VIC
2012 Brave New World, Toyota, Port Melbourne VIC
2012 Lie of the Land, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC USA
2011 Ground Cover, Gilligan Grant Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Cutting Edge Gadgets of the 1980's, Upstairs @ Napier, Fitzroy VIC
2005 Toyutopia, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford VIC
2001 Contents May Settle, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton WA
2000 Nine Lives, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton WA

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