Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw

  • Artist’s Statement

    MARGARET SHAW - MOSAIC ARTIST

    It is an almost primal attraction to objects and shapes that informs my art practice.
    By the positioning of often disparate pieces to create an image or pattern, I draw upon a very primitive aspect of art. For me, mosaic, and sculpture speak of permanence, colour, durability, variety, unlimited scope, surprise and reinvention.

  • Biography


    I have come to my art in the last few years, and now for me, it is all consuming. Mosaic and sculpture have become my very personal form of expression. My art its durable, colourful,expressive and endlessly fascinating.
    I have attended workshops by well known international artists both in person and virtually. They are too numerous to mention.
    I have conducted workshops in Brisbane 2020,2021 and Charleville and Kingaroy 2021 and have been invited to conduct workshops at the New Zealand Symposium Oct2022 and following that, in Northland, NZ.
    I have won awards in various exhibitions including the MAANZ 30:30 International 2021where I was awarded first prize.

  • Influences

    What inspires me is the art and the artists encountered on my travels, the natural and created world and the incredibly variety, and quality of materials that I can combine.
    I have studied and workshopped with many talented artists and this has equipped me with the skills and knowledge to express my own ideas in concrete form.

  • Awards

    Hampton Art Exhibition 2019 Highly Commended 'Spawning'.
    Hampton Art Exhibition 2021 Highly Commended 'There Be Dragons"
    Crows Nest Show 2021 First Sculpture Section 'Piscis'
    South Australian MAANZ 2018 Third 'The Potter's Fish'

  • Exhibitions

    Hampton 2015,2016,2017,2019,2019,2021,2022
    DownlandsArt2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
    Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand 2017, 2019, 2021(first prize 30:30 International)


  • Website

    www.mosaicartist.com.au

Showing all 9 artworks

Margaret Shaw

Death of Frogs
59 x 27 x 2 cm Mosaic - slate, glass, china, stainless steel and cement adhesive on cement board $620.00

Margaret Shaw

In the Beginning and Before (Diptych)
60 x 52 x 5 cm Mosaic -china. Hand glazed pottery, glass. pewter, copper, slate, shell, 24 ct gold smalti with cement adhesive on mosaic board. $1,450.00

Margaret Shaw

Laying Low
20 x 30 x 2 cm Sandstone, roadstone, marble and stainless steel on foamcore board $250.00

Margaret Shaw

A Small Beginning/Awakening (Diptych)
55 x 25 x 6 cm Mosaic -china. Hand glazed pottery, glass. pewter, copper, slate, shell, 24 ct gold smalti with cement adhesive on mosaic board. $750.00

Margaret Shaw

There is a Crack in Everything
1450 x 38 x 30 cm Slate, glass, timber and recycled steel sculpture $1,800.00

Margaret Shaw

Towards Conjunction 2022
43 x 60 x 34 cm Slate, glass and recycled steel. $900.00

Margaret Shaw

Horus Risen
51 x 20 x 18 cm Slate, Lapis lazuli, red coral, ceramic and glass with sandstone. $480.00

Margaret Shaw

Chumlee and the Pilot Fish
25 x 20 x 18 cm Recycled filing cabinet, steel washer and steel plate. $320.00

Margaret Shaw

Lady Sorrow
32 x 40 x 22 cm Hard and soft plastic waste, chicken wire, Styrofoam, tile, china and cement. $510.00