Sherry Paddon is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Perth, Western Australia. Her practice focuses on sculpture, collage and installation exploring themes such as memory, the landscape, cultural heritage and overconsumption. Through her work, she has often used found objects to explore a sense of belonging to our possessions and the relationship to the land and community.
Sherry was born in Port Hedland and schooled in Geraldton after her family relocated to Mingenew – a wheat and sheep-farming town in the MidWest region of Western Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Sculpture) at Curtin University in 2003, followed by postgraduate studies in art curatorial studies and secondary education. Her work has been seen in solo and group exhibitions around Australia and recently in the Philippines and the United States of America. She was the recipient of a Creative Development Grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for her project Sly Village (2017). Other recent exhibitions include Sculpture By the Sea (2018), Cottesloe, Perth and Lie of the Land: New Australian Landscapes (2012), Embassy of Australia, Washington DC.
In addition to her visual art practice, Sherry also teaches at highschool level and offers small group and private tuition in the Perth region.