“Her art has a beauty and an ineffable dimension which is distinct from and not imitative of nature. It is the transparent artifice of her assemblages which isolates and re-contextualises each small natural element so that its beauty can be perceived.This effect is sometimes called the heightened reality of art.”
Margot Osborne 2010
WORKSHOPS COLLABORATIONS WITH NATURE
JULY 5-10 BALLARAT - VICTORIA - Winter Fibre Arts (5 days immersive)
SEPT DARWIN ( tbc)
OCT 27 SYDNEY - Neilson Park hosted by Cilla Campbell ( all bookings via this link).
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Shona Wilson is a contemporary Australian sculptor, who has engaged with natural found material to create both abstract and representational, 2-D assemblages and 3-D sculptures for over 20 yrs. Shona is the creator of the One A Day Ephemeral Art Project which has inspired people worldwide.
Shona currently lives and works on the NSW mid north coast and is represented by Arthouse Gallery in Sydney and Mossgreen Gallery in Melbourne - Australia.
The repetitive use of Nature's detritus brings me closer to understanding the world we share. The materials themselves are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination.
Exploring our existence through the myriad of natural found materials collected in my day to day life and travels is a continuing theme and motivation for my art practice. For the past 20 years my work has been an invitation to marvel and wonder at the details within nature which I have presented predominantly through sculptural assemblages.
In 2014 I created the online One A Day Ephemeral Art Project. This employed my intimate scale,short time frame, nature based Ephemeral Art formula as a tool and method to explore, share and be in the world with mindful curiosity and appreciation. This directly informs my facilitation work with Ephemeral Art Workshops. Inviting and encouraging direct engagement with the natural environment and providing a space for playful creativity and mindfullness to occur, is a potent and tangible experience which enables meaningful and useful changes in perceptions and interactions with oneself and the environment. I have recently enjoyed working with adults, high schools and pre-schools.
I have just returned from a long walk in the Himalayas.....
This website will slowly become current agian. Thank you for your patience.
I am included in a group show WOVEN IN WINTER at Sturt Gallery - opening June 11 until 23rd July
I will be have work in the 2017 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair with Arthouse Gallery.
upcoming exhibitions / events
JUNE 4 - JULY 23 2017 Woven in Winter - STURT GALLERY - Group show
JUL 5-11 2017 FIBRE ARTS WINTER SCHOOL - 5 day immersive workshop - Ballarat VIC