Shaw and Shaw: Radical Localism


19 Feb –
03 Apr 2021

Main Gallery
45 King Street, Bowen Hills, Qld
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Ethical and environmental concerns are central to Elizabeth Shaw’s practice. Her artwork investigates aspects of societal and cultural values and the meanings associated with objects of material culture. Her practice involves the use of discarded broken items, particularly ones destined for, or retrieved from landfill. 

The Shaw and Shaw: Radical Localism exhibition features the ethical jewellery of Elizabeth Shaw together with the legacy of the ceramics practice of her father, Jeff Shaw. The work will be curated into a spatial expression of the practice of these two individuals, the influence they had on each other, the spaces in which they worked and the duration of these interrelationships, with a particular reference to the containment within a Queensland home and family over 50 years.


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