Art for Hamlin

International Women’s Day

Join us this IWD to celebrate the women of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, through the paintings and drawings of renowned Australian artist Wendy Sharpe.

This exhibition is a unique opportunity to experience beautiful art while connecting with the stories of some of the most marginalised women in the world – obstetric fistula survivors.

The Hamlin Art Exhibition by Wendy Sharpe will feature over 30 works from Wendy’s recent trip to Ethiopia, where she witnessed firsthand the life-changing work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team to restore the health and dignity of fistula sufferers.

Art Exhibition Details

Come along to our Sydney exhibition! The Hamlin Art Exhibition by Wendy Sharpe will run for two weeks and 100% of proceeds will support Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation.

Macquarie Space Gallery
1 Shelley St, Barangaroo, Sydney (Enter via Erskine St)
Fri February 28 – Fri March 13
Open Daily 11.00am – 6.00pm, Free Entry

Artworks will be available online from Feb 21. Watch this space. 

Art for Hamlin
Art for Hamlin

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

Wendy recently met co-founder of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, legendary Australian surgeon and inspirational woman, Dr Catherine Hamlin. Catherine has spent 61 of her 96 years tirelessly dedicated to helping women with fistula. To date, Catherine and her team 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.

All artworks in our Hamlin Art Exhibition by Wendy Sharpe were produced in Ethiopia. Watch a behind the scenes video with Wendy below!


Art for Hamlin

Radio Interview with Wendy Sharpe, AFRO FM, Addis Ababa

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