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Shona Wilson
, 1998

by Greg Weight

gelatin silver photograph (sheet: 50.4 cm x 40.4 cm, image: 45.4 cm x 35.6 cm)

Shona Wilson (b. 1965), sculptor, uses natural materials, bronze casting, plastic and ceramic to create her delicate abstract and representational assemblages and sculptures. Graduating with a major in sculpture from Sydney College of the Arts in 1990, she later undertook further studies in jewellery and ceramics. She has had twelve solo exhibitions to date in Sydney and Melbourne and has been represented in several major group shows, including Abstract Nature at the Samstag Museum, Adelaide in 2010 which included her contemporary interpretation of microscopic organisms known as diatoms. She currently lives and works on the NSW mid north coast, where she collects, rearranges, transforms and combines fragile found objects such as sticks, crab claws, feathers, scales, bluebottles, fern fronds and carapaces.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number: 2004.99