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“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

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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.


artist's statement

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

 

upcoming events 2018 

 

MARCH 24/25   LORNE BIENNALE 2018 LANDFALL - Collaborations with Nature Ephemeral Art Workshops (Field Work)  

APRIL 27/28      Nature Play: What’s it all about? Presentation and workshop with Alison Thompson (Director of  Quirindi Preschool Kindergarten) in                                       conjunction with the University of New England, Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre and NSW Early Years Nature Connections.                                   Held at Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre near Armidale, NSW.

MAY 20-23        SOUNDSCAPES IN NATURE – with Curious Creators  an ongoing annual immersive with Quirindi Preschool Kindergarten. This year we                              are thrilled to have sound artist Madelynne Cornish co-facilitate with myself with the concept of 'sound' as an ephemeral art material.

JUNE                 Masterclass at Eramboo Artist Environment. Dates TBC. This will be a 2-day masterclass ( bookending a 28 day moon cycle) indoors                                       creating a talisman or personal object of intention with natural found materials. 

JULY 28             Dipping Your Toes In - 1 day workshop hosted by  Cilla Campbell - an indoor  introduction to Ephemeral Art Making.

SEPT                 SWELL Sculpture Festival - Brunswick Heads NSW - Collaborations With Nature Ephemeral Art Workshop.

 


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COLLABORATIONS  WITH  NATURE  WORKSHOPS  2018


MARCH 24 &25     LORNE BIENNALE 2018 LANDFALL - Collaborations with Nature Ephemeral Art Workshops (Field Work) 

JUNE (DATE TBA)    SYDNEY - COAL LOADER ( BALLS HEAD - WAVERTON) - All bookings will be through  Nth Sydney Community Centre.

JULY 28                        SYDNEY - Woollahara- an indoor introduction to Ephemeral Art  DIPPING YOUR TOES IN - hosted by Cilla Campbell 
        

SEPT 14 & 15           SYDNEY - Neilson Park - hosted by Cilla Campbell  - all booking will be through Cilla                      


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