Sharon Davson – A brief history

Sharon Davson - Actor or Artist and Advocate?

Sharon Davson grew up in the rural town of Gatton, Queensland.  Before leaving school, she had acted, directed and staged plays within the local community.  Many expected her to pursue a career in film or theatre.  However, she was also an artist with a passion for nature and animals.

So she chose to accept a scholarship to study Fine Art at the College of Art in Brisbane (1972-74). She was soon leading the way to improve student conditions when she founded and became the first President of the new College of Art Student Union (CASU) in her first year of college.  She also encouraged artistic professionalism among her peers by opening her first art gallery – the TAG Gallery in Toowong, Brisbane.  Artist and advocate were her chosen paths.

By 1975, she had attained a Diploma of Teaching from Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education in Brisbane.  She had also lobbied for a variety of causes, including the protection of heritage buildings and the rainforest.  From 1976 to 1980, she worked as a full- time High School teacher and taught evening classes in practical art and art philosophy.

Yet, she still found time to create art works, look after horses and participate in arts and theatre activities.  She worked tireless for her goals and passions, fulfilling a childhood dream of purchasing a small acreage in which to rear horses.

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