Join the internationally renowned Australian composer and musician Elena Kats-Chernin AO for a special and intimate concert to celebrate her friend Wendy Sharpe’s exhibition Ghosts. This is a rare opportunity to gain an insight into these two creative women, in an evening of musical and artistic reverie. Elena will play a program of her music particularly resonating with Wendy’s exhibition. Together both artist and composer will speak about their practices and the connections in their work.

Elena Kats-Chernin AO is one of the most cosmopolitan composers working today, having reached millions of listeners worldwide through her prolific catalogue of works for theatre, ballet, orchestra, and chamber ensemble. Her dramatically vivid music communicates a mixture of light-heartedness and heavy melancholy, combining strong rhythmic figures with elements of cabaret, tango, ragtime, and klezmer.

Elena Kats-Chernin AO. Photo by Bruria Hammer


Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and prolific figurative painters and is the featured artist in the solo exhibition Ghosts at Mosman Art Gallery. Her 2017 portrait painting of Elena Kats-Chernin The Witching Hour, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery of Australia has inspired this event.

Wendy Sharpe in her exhibition Ghosts, 2020-2021, Mosman Art Gallery. Photo by Tim Connolly


The Gallery will be open from 6pm for exhibition viewing prior to concert.
Grand Hall doors open 7.00pm.



Banner image: Wendy Sharpe, The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin (detail), 2017, oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm. National Portrait Gallery Collection. Courtesy of the artist.


Friday 26 February 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Grand Hall, Ground Floor, Mosman Art Gallery

$70 per person includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival