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 came from a professional background but have now retired.
    I found my art in the last few years, but for me now it is all consuming and 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 poerson and vitually. They are too numerous to mention.
    I have conducted workshops in Brisbane 2020,2021 and Charleville 2021 and have been invited to conduct workshops at the New Zealand Symposium Oct2021 and following that, in Christchurch.

  • Influences

    Whar 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
    Downlands 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
    Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand 2017, 2019, 2021

  • Website

    www.mosaicartist.com.au

Showing all 9 artworks

Margaret Shaw

Stone Almanac
90 x 30 x 10cm Sculpture; Recycled slate, oxidised steel, dalle de verre (glass), 24C smalti (glass), lead, timber stand $900.00

Margaret Shaw

Piscis
12 x 35 x 12cm Mosaic sculpture - Hand made and commercial ceramic pieces, glass, slate and lead. $500.00

Margaret Shaw

Dark Bloom
100 x 41cm Sculpture: Incised recycled slate on a white marble base. $450.00

Margaret Shaw

Rufous
40.5 x 20.5 x 3cm Mosaic - ceramic, Italian glass, lapis lazuli, yellow adventurine with tinted adhesive Sold

Margaret Shaw

The Pest Controller
40 x 18.5 x 2cm Mosaic – Fused glass, jasper and ceramics with tinted thinset $420.00

Margaret Shaw

She was tired of fighting
42 x 32 x 10cm Mosaic wall hanging - Clay torso, ceramic, fused glass, copper sheet and brass Sold

Margaret Shaw

Pechey after the fires - a changed Land
53 x 18 x 6cm Mosaic - Slate, ceramic, fused glass, jasper and Italian glass smalti. $500.00

Margaret Shaw

Fruitful 2021
50 x 50 x 30cm Slate, glass fusions, iron and steel $620.00

Margaret Shaw

Dendrites
60 x 26 x 2cm slate, Italian glass smalti, gold smalti, obsidian and brass $800.00