Jules Sher

Jules  Sher


1934  Born Johannesburg, South Africa

1956  Studied Painting at Central School of Art, St Martins, London, UK

1967  Immigrated to Australia



2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011 Linton & Kay, Perth WA

2010  Gunyulgup Galleries, Yallingup WA

2009  Linton & Kay, Perth 

2007  Mahoneys Galleries, Melbourne VIC

2006, 2005  Gunyulgup Galleries,Yallingup

2004  Australian Art Resources, Sydney

2003  Stafford Studios, Perth

2002  Axia Modern Art, Melbourne

          Gunyulgup Galleries, Yallingup WA

2000  Axia Modern Art, Melbourne

          Gunyulgup Galleries, Yallingup WA

1999  Gunyulgup Galleries, Yallingup WA      

Access Contemporary Art Gallery,

1998  Perth Galleries, Perth

          Access Contemporary Art Gallery

1993  Editions Galleries, Melbourne

          Beaver Galleries, Canberra

1991  Perth Galleries, Perth

Access Contemporary Art Gallery Sydney

1990 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney

1989  Perth Galleries ,Perth

1987  Greenhill Gallery, Perth

1986 & 1984  Old Bakery Gallery, Sydney

1982  Art Director’s Gallery, Sydney

1970  Linda Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

1967  Clune Galleries, Sydney

1961 & 1960 Lidchi Gallery, Johannesburg

1959  New Vision Gallery, London



2017  25th Anniversary, Prize Winners Exhibition,  Cossack Art Awards WA

2012  Mazenod College, Invited Artist

2012  Cossack Art Award Invited Artist

2012  Through the Artist’s Eye – New Norcia   Collection - Art on the Move

2011  10th Anniversary Exhibition Linton & Kay

2008  ‘November Focus’ Gunyulgup Galleries, Yallingup  WA

2007  ‘4 Painters’ Elements Gallery, Perth, WA

2006  ‘4 Painters’  Elements Gallery, Perth WA

           ‘Four Views’ Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2003  Art 03, The Western Australian

2001  A Taste of Western Australian Art – Francesco Cozza Gallery, Stilo, Italy

2001  Five Sydney Years – Australian Art Resources- Volvo Gallery

2000   Selected Artist- International Works on Paper  Fair, Sydney

Port Jackson Gallery, Laguna Beach, California  USA

1999  The Perth Mint Centenary Art Prize – Perth

1998  Invited Artists Axia Modern Art, Melbourne

          Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

1997  Invited Artist – Redlands Westpac Art Prize- Sydney

1995  Mandorla Art Award WA Regional Gallery  Tour- Geraldton & Kalgoorlie WA

1992/94 Invited Artists – Mandorla Religious Art Prize, WA  

1992/3 Invited Artist – WA  Group Show Austrade-    Hong  Kong

1992   Invited Artist – ‘100 Years of Gold Mining’ Perth Mint,Perth

1991  Invited Artist –‘Metamorphosis’- New Collectables Gallery Fremantle WA

1990   Australian Contemporary Art Fair 2, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

1968/70  HC Richard Memorial Prize Exhibitions, Queensland Art Gallery

1963   SA Painters Past & Present,

            Adler Fielding Gallery, Johannesburg

1962   South Africa in Modern Art,

           National Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1960/62 Contemporary Art Show, South

            African Council of Arts, Pretoria

1960   Commonwealth Group Show, Cardiff

1959   Drian Gallery, London

           South African Painters in Europe, Woodstock Gallery, London

           New Vision Group, New Vision Gallery, London



1963   Prize Winner, Gallery 101/U.A.T Airline Scholarship, Johannesburg

1967   Transfield Art Prize, Bonython, Sydney

1969   Perth Prize for drawing exhibition WA Art Gallery, Perth

1981   Prize Winner – Berrima Art Show NSW

1983   Finalist – Faber-Castell Art Prize Art Directors Gallery, Sydney

1989   First Prize – Gallery Australia Exhibition, Perth      

1992   First Prize – WA DILGEA Migrant Art Award

1992   First Prize – Hamersley Iron & Associates, Cossack Art Award WA

1994   Finalist – Mandorla Religious Art Prize, Fremantle, WA

2001   Cossack Art Awards – Prize Winner, Mermaid Marine Aus.Ltd

2002   First Prize ‘Best Overall Work’, Cossack Art Award, WA



Robert Holmes a Court Collection,Perth WA

The Westfarmers Collection,Perth WA

The State Bank Collection, Sydney NSW

Australian Bankers Assn Collection  Vic

Department of Immigration, Perth WA

Goldfields Art Centre Collection, Kalgoorlie,WA

New Norcia Regional Art Gallery  WA

WA Attorney-General Collection

AMP Art Collection, Sydney NSW

Kind Edward Hospital, Perth WA

Insurance Council of Australia

Hollywood Private Hospital,1997 Perth WA  

Hale School, Performing Art Centre WA                                                                                 

Sheraton Airport Hotel, Sydney NSW

NuFarm Collection, Victoria

Grundy Television,Sydney NSW 

WA Dept of Meteorology – Perth                                                            

ANA Hotel, Sydney NSW

Concord Resources Ltd, Sydney NSW

University Superannuation Board Vic

Park Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne Vic

The Art Trust, Melbourne Vic

Multiplex, Sydney NSW

Colonial First State, Melbourne Vic

Citibank, Sydney NSW

International Trade Centre, Sydney NSW

Cambridge Council, Perth WA

Quay West, Southbank, Melbourne Vic

Shire of Roebourne Collection, WA

AM International Collection, Stilo, Italy

Abbingdon Science Park, UK

Graphis Collection, Hong Kong

Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation, South Africa

John Schlesinger Collection  S Africa

Sanlam Collection, Belville S. Africa

The Bellisario Collection, Sydney NSW



1967   Young but Vital Painters by James Gleeson

1970    Art & Artists in South Africa – Esme Berman, p115, 201

1988    The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors – Grania Ogilvie p601

1990     Australian Contemporary Arts Fair

             Australian Weekend Colour Magazine

1992   New Art Seven by Nevill Drury p 197-180

1993   Drawing on a Feminine Force The Australian Weekend Review Elwyn Lynn

1996   20th Century South African Art – Human & Rousseau  p131

1998   International Artist p104-113

2005    Australian Art Review, by Judith McGrath

2011    Visual Century, 100 years of South African Visual Art, Wits University Press Vol 2 1945-1976



Australia, Canada, Israel, Switzerland, South Africa, Singapore, Japan, UK, USA, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Italy, Holland and Austria.


Art is a continuous journey in an attempt to discover the unexpected.

As a landscape painter living in Western Australia, it is impossible not to be affected by the fierce light, intense colour, immense space and endless horizons of this extraordinary and varied landscape.   

Through filtered memory I reassemble a range of images carefully striking a balance between realism and abstraction.

A constant throughout my work is the strictly parallel horizon line. Experience gained from flights over the landscape, and journeys inland enables me to approach the landscape from two points of view – the illusion of distance beyond the horizon, in contrast to the aerial view of the solid field-like frontality of the landscape below the horizon line. This duality is essential to my visual approach.

The addition of elements of light at a certain time of day, clouds, shadows, dust, rain, wind or mist add atmosphere and mood to the works and are an integral part of my imagery.

Over the years, the privilege of retrospection has enabled me to rediscover and evolve anew, iconic images from previous periods.  

They fall into 4 distinct groups: Earth, Air, Fire and Water  – essential elements necessary for the regeneration of the environment, unique to this part of the world.

Jules Sher 2019

Associated Exhibitions

JULES SHER | Land Marks Exhibition
18 January - 3 February, 2020
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