Art for Hamlin

Celebrating Women 

Women supporting women!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Hamlin Art Exhibition by Wendy Sharpe. Centred on International Women’s Day, we celebrated the women of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, through the paintings and drawings of renowned Australian artist Wendy Sharpe.

The Hamlin Art Exhibition by Wendy Sharpe exhibition featured over 30 works from Wendy’s 2019 trip to Ethiopia, where she witnessed first-hand the life-changing work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team to restore the health and dignity of women suffering from obstetric fistula.

Wendy Sharpe Art Gift Cards

This pack of eight gorgeous greeting cards features a collection of Wendy’s artworks from the exhibition. When you send these cards to family and friends, you’ll be sharing the story of the brave, beautiful patients at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

Click below to get yours today!

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“It is hard to think of a more worthy cause.” – Wendy Sharpe

In November 2019, Wendy met co-founder of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, legendary Australian surgeon and an inspirational woman, Dr Catherine Hamlin. Catherine sadly passed away in March 2020. Catherine spent 61 of her 96 years tirelessly dedicated to helping women with fistula. To date, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia have healed over 60,000 Ethiopian women.

Over many days, Wendy connected with recovering fistula patients at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. Her artworks beautifully portray the beginning of their healing process – capturing moments of joy and hope. For the first time, these women realised they are not alone. That they can be cured.

Wendy Sharpe and Hamlin

Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most awarded artists. Wendy first became involved with the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation in late 2018, where she was part of our inaugural Art for Hamlin Exhibition in Sydney. Her passion for the charity was ignited and Wendy was moved to support the charity in any way she could.

One year later, in November 2019, Wendy adventured to Ethiopia with Team Hamlin. Over three and a half weeks, she explored Ethiopia and visited Hamlin project sites – spending time with recovering fistula patients. Watch a behind the scenes video with Wendy below!

Behind the scenes with Wendy!

Radio Interview with Wendy Sharpe, AFRO FM, Addis Ababa

Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation has one purpose and one purpose only: eradicating fistula. Forever.