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Elizabeth Shaw

Jeweller
Published: 10.06.2019

Intro
Elizabeth Shaw’s studio is in Brisbane Australia. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a Research Masters from Queensland College of Art Griffith University and a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Gold and Silversmithing (QCA) and an Associate Diploma of Silversmithing  (QUT). She prioritises ethical and environmental concerns in her studio informing her materials choice, technical approaches and work methodology. She exhibits regularly and has been the recipient of grants, residencies and awards.
 

Statement

I am interested in the societal and cultural values that are reflected in the objects we surround ourselves with. I particularly like jewellery for its rich history, its portability and its close association with the wearer and its role in communicating to the viewer. I am intrigued by how quickly something that was once valued can become ‘valueless’. A collected or found broken part of an object destined for or retrieved from landfill is quite often the starting point for my work. These ‘unvalued’ parts bring with them a history and I construct around them to embellish their story through additions. I draw on an aesthetic of repair and value honesty in materials.  Ethical and environmental concerns are central to my studio practice and these inform how I approach my work.
 

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2021:
Exhibition  20 Feb 2021 - 03 Apr 2021  Shaw & Shaw: Radical Localism by Elizabeth Shaw and Jeff Shaw.
2020:
Exhibition  12 Sep 2020 - 05 Dec 2020  Precious Places.
2019:
Exhibition  09 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019  Tincal lab Challenge 2019: Jewelry and Anatomy.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019  Why Jewellery? III.
Exhibition  07 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019  In The Drawer.
Exhibition  10 May 2019 - 11 Aug 2019  Elizabeth Shaw at BAD@Mob.
2018:
Exhibition  10 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018  Tincal Lab Challenge 2018. Jewelry and Technology.
Exhibition  06 Nov 2018 - 01 Dec 2018  Debra Porch and Friends.
Meeting  20 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018  TRIPLE PARADE 2018 Symposium.
Exhibition  06 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018  Recycled Narratives by Elizabeth Shaw.
2017:
Exhibition  11 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017  Tincal lab Challenge 2017. Jewelry and Music.
Exhibition  08 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017  Exhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal.
Exhibition  16 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017  Why Jewellery? 2 in Hong Kong.
Exhibition  08 Sep 2017 - 25 Nov 2017  Contemporary Craft.
Meeting  07 Jul 2017 - 09 Jul 2017  20:20 Visions Conference.
Exhibition  13 Jun 2017 - 01 Jul 2017  Why Jewellery? 2.
Exhibition  18 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017  Scents of Life.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2017 - 01 Apr 2017  The impression of our arteries.
2016:
Exhibition  12 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016  Tincal Lab Challenge 2016. Jewelry and Cinema.
Conference  19 Apr 2016 - 19 Apr 2016  FLUX – FAIR LUXURY.
Goldsmiths Centre, London, United Kingdom, I am participating in and delivering a workshop at the one day conference
2012:
Exhibition  02 Oct 2012 - 13 Oct 2012  For The Love of COFFEE.

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Book:  New Bracelets: 400+ Contemporary Jewelry Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2021
Magazine:  Repair and Renewal: Making Things Whole Again. Metalsmith Magazine:  2017
Exhibition in Print
Catalogue:  Contemporary Craft. Pittsburgh USA,  2017
Book:  Narrative Jewelry. Fenn, MarkSchiffer Publishing:  New York,  2017
Website:  Yang/Shaw: Tales from the Studio. Charles Zuber.  2016
Magazine:  Susanne Hammer, FAULT LINES. 2012
Schmuckmagazin online
Magazine:  Ketten. Susanne Hammer. 2011
Nevertheless, Vienna, S.124 - 131
Website:  Women are True Gems. 2011
The Courier Mail, Fiona Purdon, Brisbane
Book:  Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor. 2011
Dorothy Erickson, Kirsten Fitzpatrick, Evie Franzidis , Artisan: Brisbane, p54, 131 (reprint 2012)
Website:  Mining the Community’s Jewellery Box. Luise Straker.  2010
Catalogue:  The Miniature Museum. 2009
Michael Hawker, Blindside: Melbourne
Catalogue:  Ornamentomology. 2008
Kirsten Fitzpatrick, Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group Australia Queensland (Inc.): Brisbane.
Book:  De Omkering. 2003
Numbered edition, 500 copies, 35 euro shipping included
Book:  Less is More / Less is a Bore. 2002
Craft Arts International, K. Fitzpatrick, Sydney, no.56, pp98 -103.
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