OPENING | SHAW & SHAW: Radical Localism

Exhibition and Shows

19 Feb 2021 Once Only Event

The second 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 jewellery 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.

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 organisations in the Qld arts and crafts sector.

Jeff’s influence extended far beyond his family, and his efforts contributed towards the establishment of the Barambah Pottery, a ceramics studio based in the Aboriginal settlement of Cherbourg. As president of the Flying Arts board, he set up their management committee and drew up their constitution. Head of the School of the Arts at Kelvin Grove, he also served on the Australia Council’s Craft Board. His influence extends beyond his lifetime and will no doubt continue beyond today.


Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

19 Feb 2021

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