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Shaw & Shaw: Radical Localism by Elizabeth Shaw and Jeff Shaw

Exhibition  /  20 Feb 2021  -  03 Apr 2021
Published: 24.02.2021
Shaw & Shaw: Radical Localism by Elizabeth Shaw and Jeff Shaw.
Artisan
Curator:
Cassandra Lehman
Elizabeth Shaw. Bowl: Spiked - Guarded offerings, 1996. Sterling silver.. 13 x 13 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. From series: Spiked. Elizabeth Shaw
Bowl: Spiked - Guarded offerings, 1996
Sterling silver.
13 x 13 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
From series: Spiked
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The second in our legacy series, Shaw & Shaw: Radical Localism, brings to light the individual and collective talents, passions, and legacies of one family, deeply entrenched in the arts. Through their jewelry and ceramic work, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and her father Jeff Shaw have significantly contributed to the evolution, history, and unique character of crafts and design in Queensland.

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Elizabeth Shaw, Jeff Shaw
Now Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and Head of Jewellery and Small Objects at Griffith University, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw discovered her own interest and talent as a child, under the guidance of her father as he sat at numerous boardroom tables of the major organizations in the Qld arts and crafts sector.
 
Jeff’s influence extended far beyond his family, his efforts contributed towards the establishment of the Barambah Pottery, a ceramics studio based in the Indigenous community of Cherbourg. As president of the board of Flying Arts, he set up their management committee and drew up their constitution. As Head of the School of the Arts at Kelvin Grove, he also served on the Craft Board of the Australia Council. His influence extends beyond his lifetime and will no doubt continue beyond today.  
 
Liz Shaw continues to foster local talent and to extend ethical and environmental concerns through discussions about the re-evaluation of cultural material priorities. She exhibits, teaches, advocates and curates. Her network is global.
 
This exhibition exposes the ethos behind their individual and collective efforts while exploring the role of home, place, family, and the nurturing spirit of their relationship, fostering talent at home and beyond. Concurrently, accentuating the history and significance of Queensland craft and design, across 50 years of the artisan.


Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 5 pm.
Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Elizabeth Shaw. Bowl: Someone Else's Family Silver, Someone Else's History, 2001. Sterling silver.. 14 x 14 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Bowl: Someone Else's Family Silver, Someone Else's History, 2001
Sterling silver.
14 x 14 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Bowl: Someone Else's Family Silver, Someone Else's History, 2001. Sterling silver.. 14 x 14 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Alternative view.. Elizabeth Shaw
Bowl: Someone Else's Family Silver, Someone Else's History, 2001
Sterling silver.
14 x 14 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden

Alternative view.

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Elizabeth Shaw. Piece: Genuine Fakes, 1990-2010. Sterling silver, bronze.. 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.2 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. From series: Genuine Fakes. Elizabeth Shaw
Piece: Genuine Fakes, 1990-2010
Sterling silver, bronze.
1.5 x 1.5 x 0.2 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
From series: Genuine Fakes
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Elizabeth Shaw. Cutlery: Cutlery for the Diet Counscious, 1994. Sterling silver.. 11 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Cutlery: Cutlery for the Diet Counscious, 1994
Sterling silver.
11 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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