Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||08 November 2012 (aged 54–55)
Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
|Other names||HJ Wedge, Harry J|
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Harry J. Wedge (1957–2012) was a Wiradjuri artist.
Wedge was born in Erambie Mission, Cowra, New South Wales. Prior to starting his artwork professionally, Wedge worked as a driver and fruit picker until he headed to Sydney to enroll at the Eora College.
In 1991 he exhibited at the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative. The following year he became a member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-op and in 1993 was represented in Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
A book on Wedge's work, Wiradjuri Spirit Man, was published in 1997. His work is held in many major private and public collections.
Wedge recently[when?] was awarded the Australian Aboriginal Fellowship by the New South Minister for the Arts and he is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and Queensland Art Gallery collections.
Wedge died in November 2012.
- Poll, Matt (12 November 2012). "Obituary: Harry (HJ) Wedge 1957 – 2012". Aboriginal Art Directory. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
- Ryan, Judith; Brenda L Croft; Harry J Wedge (June 1997). Wiradjuri Spirit Man. Fine Art Publishing. ISBN 978-976-641-019-3.
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