Shona Nunan – Artist

Australian – studios in Italy and France

Born  22 . 1 . 1959

Qualifications

1981 Bachelor of Art – Sculpture

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

About Shona Nunan

Shona is currently living in Tuscany, Italy, with her partner, Michael Cartwright.  She lives in the mountains near Lucca and Pietrasanta where she has access to great art foundries. In the last few years she has been engaged in studio work, commissions for collectors and project work. Shona studies the visual languages of the ancient cultures including Europe and Asia.  These influences have seriously impacted her art as did her early connection to aboriginal art in her home country.  Hence, her themes of guardians depicting the balance of ying and yang, conscious and unconscious, male and female; the Horse and Rider, representing the journey of life and its many stages of growth; the Women series representing fertility, the cycles of life, abundance; the Harvest series, representing the reaping of what has been sown, carrying the vessel of life’s gifts; the Warrior representing the strong, the brave and the humble, noble and self sacrificial, also the destroyer of the old.  Her work is earthy and derived from nature where she looks for the archetypal language in all cultures to express our common humanness.

Selected Collections & Commissions

Sculptures ‘Arrival’ and ‘Guardians’ commissioned for sculpture park, Bei Wu in Germany

Swires sculpture commission for Alassio Residence, Hong Kong

Swires sculpture commission for the Arezzo Residence, Hong Kong

Warnambool Regional State Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Al Muhaidib headquarters, Damman, Saudi Arabia

Yew Chung Foundation, Hong Kong

Hamilton Regional State Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Castlemaine Regional State Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

Private residence Stanley beach, Hong Kong

BNP Paribus, IFC Building, Hong Kong

Singapore Esplanade Project (New Entertainment Building on Esplanade), Singapore

Lindenderry Hotels, Australia

Singapore National Art Gallery

Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong

Singapore Airlines Kris Lounge, Singapore

National Australia Bank, Hong Kong

Wollongong University, New South Wales

Sydney University, New South Wales

Gawler Foundation, Australia

Melbourne Ladies College, Kew, (MLC), Australia

Telstra Global Communications Centre, Melbourne

Clark Hummerston, Australia

Willums Art Foundation, Mas Des Graviers, Provence, France

Carlton Ritz, Shanghai, China

Major Exhibitions 

2016 Mossgreen Sculpture exhibition with Michael Cartwright

2016 Sculpture and drawing exhibition at Bei Wu Sculpture Park

2015 Sculpture and drawing at Kuan’s Living, Taipei, Taiwan

2015 MOSSGREEN Gallery Melbourne, Australia –  2 person exhibition with Michael Cartwright

2014 Sandra Walter Consultancy 2 person exhibition with Michael Cartwright

2014 La Rondine Gallery, Drawing exhibition with Michael Cartwright

2014 Sandra Walters exhibition at the Moser’s with Michael Cartwright and Sollai Cartwright

2013 La Rondine Gallery, Italy two person exhibition with artist Sarah Danays

2012 La Rondine Gallery, Italy  – Out of the Studio, Solo Exhibition

2008 – 2012 Studio, and commissioned work.

2007 Exhibition of sculpture and drawing at Galliart Festival, in old Convent, Gallicano, Italy

2006 Exhibition of sculpture and drawing Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong

2004 Exhibition Art – 2 Gallery Singapore

2003 Florence Biennale, Florence

2003 Exhibition at Castlemaine Regional Gallery of Victoria

2003 Exhibition at the Malthouse Theatre Production Studio , Melbourne, Australia

2002 Rotunda,Exchange Square Building, Hong Kong, sculpture

2001 June exhibition at Art 2, Mita Building, Singapore, sculpture and drawing

2001 March exhibition at the Rotunda, Exchange Square Building, Central, Hong Kong, sculpture and drawing.

2000 October exhibition at The Sheraton Hotel, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, sculpture

2000 Sculpture in the gardens exhibition, Lindenderry, RedHill, Victoria, Australia, sculpture

1999 May exhibition at the Renard Wardell gallery, Melbourne Australia, sculpture

1997 July exhibition at Ivanyi Gallery, Toorak, Australia, sculpture and drawing

1997 February exhibition at Ian Rogers Fine Art, Melbourne, sculpture

1997 March exhibition at Sandra Walters Gallery, Hong Kong, sculpture and drawing

1996-97 Annex Gallery, Exchange Square, Hong Kong, sculpture

1996 Exhibition Mas Des Graviers, France, sculpture

1995 Sculpture at Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1993 Sculpture at Meridian Gallery, Melbourne

1992 Sculpture at Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1991 Sculpture at Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1990 Sculpture at Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1989 Sculpture and Drawing at Wallace Bros. Gallery, Castlemaine, Victoria,

1989 Sculpture at Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1987 Sculpture at Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1985 Sculpture and Painting Exhibition at Hamilton Regional Gallery, Victoria

Group Exhibitions

2014 Avenue des Arts, HK – Womens exhibition

2013 La Rondine flies to Hong Kong. Group Pop Up exhibition at ZZHK Gallery, HK

2010 Sculpture exhibition in Gallicano art festival, Italy

2010 Art Walk exhibition Hong Kong, Kwai Fung Hin

2009 Sculpture exhibition in Gallicano art festival, Italy

2009  Art Walk exhibition Hong Kong, Kwai Fung Hin and Sandra Walters Consultancy

2008 Sculpture exhibition in Gallicano art festival, Italy

2008  Art Walk exhibition Hong Kong, Kwai Fung Hin and Sandra Walters Consultancy

2007  Art Walk exhibition Hong Kong, Kwai Fung Hin and Sandra Walters Consultancy

2006  Art Walk exhibition Hong Kong, Kwai fung Hin and Sandra Walters Consultancy

2005 4 person exhibition Gallery on the Bridge Ponte Serraglio, Italy

2005 8 artists at ‘Artisti Uniti, Bagni di Lucca’

2004 SOFA with Artempresa Gallery in New York

2004 Festa di Donna Florence

2004 Qdos Gallery

2004  Singapore Art Fair with Art 2

2002 Toorak Village Sculpture Festival

2001 Singapore Art Fair with Art 2

2000 Qdos sculpture exhibition, Victoria Australia

2000 Exhibition with Gembrook Winery in Victoria

2000 Exhibition with Baltazar, Brussells

1999 Exhibition of sculpture at Mas Des Gravieres, France

1999 Exhibition with Baltazar in Brussells

1999 Sculpture exhibition Gembrook Winery in Victoria

1998 Melbourne Art Fair with Renard Wardell Gallery

1998 Women’s exhibition, Cill Rialaig, Ireland

1997 Gembrook Hill Winery sculpture exhibition

1997 Studio Opening exhibition

1996 Studio Opening

1996Mandarin Fine Art Gallery, Hong Kong, group exhibition.

1995 McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria

1995 Daimaru, Melbourne

1995 Bizette, Melbourne

1995 Studio Opening, Richmond

1995 Mandarin Gallery, Hong Kong, group exhibition.

1994 Travelling exhibition in China with Meridian Gallery

1994 Mandarin Gallery Hong Kong, group exhibition

1994 Hong Kong Art Fair with Meridian Gallery

1994 Mandarin Gallery, Hong Kong, group exhibition

1994 Australian Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Holdsworth Gallery and Meridian Gallery

1994 Daimaru, Melbourne 3rd Birthday Exhibition

1994 Studio Opening, Balmain Street, Richmond

1994 Kyneton Council Collection Exhibition, Kyneton

1993 Sculpture on View, Bendigo Borough Galleries, Eaglehawk

1993 Kyneton Art Expo

1993 McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin

1992 Sculpture at Meridian Gallery,

1992 Melbourne Studio Opening,

1992 Castlemaine Festival

1992 Australian Contemporary Art Fair, represented byKen Scarlett, Curator

1992 Meridian Gallery Sculpture at Meridian Gallery, Melbourne

1992 Sculpture at Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Victoria

1991 Theatre Royal Gallery, Castlemaine Artists Inc.

1991 Wallace Bros. Gallery, Castlemaine Theatre Royal Gallery, Castlemaine Artists Inc.

1991 James Farrell Invitation Self-Portrait Award, Castlemaine Regional Gallery

1991 Drawing and Sculpture Exhibition at Alchemy Gallery, Prahran, Melbourne

1990 Wallace Bros. Gallery, Castlemaine, Victoria

1990 Australian Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Holdsworth Gallery

1990 Ki-Ba-Be Gallery, Merrimbula, NOW

1990 Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Victoria

1989 Castlemaine Artists Inc., “The Nude” at  Wallace Bros. Gallery, Victoria

1988 Castlemaine State Festival Exhibition at Wallace Bros. Gallery

1987 Castlemaine Regional Gallery, Central Victorian Sculptors, Victoria

1986 Amaris Gallery, Adelaide

1986 Echuca Festival Exhibition, Victoria

1985 Painting and Sculpture Exhibition at Studio Gallery, Belgrave Heights, Victoria

1984 Sculpture and Drawing Exhibition at the Studio Gallery, Belgrave Heights, Victoria

1982 Sculpture Knorr Gallery, Emerald, Victoria

1976/81 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Gallery and Storey Hall, Melbourne

1976 Knorr Gallery, Emerald, Victoria

Art Projects, Residencies

2016 Artist in residence Bei Wu Sculpture Park, Germany

2015 Artist in residence Kuenstaler Bei Wu – Berlin, Germany

2014 Swires sculpture project for the Arezzo Residence, Hong Kong. 230 cm tall bronze sculpture, ‘Sentinel’

2013 Artist in residence Cill Rialaig, County Kerry Ireland

2012 Warnambool Regional State Gallery Entrance sculptures. Two large bronze sculptures from the Guardian series. 2.4 meters tall each.

2012 Hamilton Regional State Gallery Collections. Two bronze sculptures for the Gallery entrance.

2011 Artist Residency at Yew Chung International School.  Donated ‘Harvest’ , full edition of 8, 2011, to the school’s ‘Seeds of Hope’ program, a charity for raising funds to build schools for underprivileged areas in China.

2011 Art  Consultant for the Beijing Yew Chung schools campus for art in the school to create projects for visiting artists in residence.

2011  ‘Joy’ 2008, 57 x 53 x 40 cm, bronze 1/8 acquired for Hamilton Regional Gallery in Victoria, Australia.

2011  A second artist residency at the YCIS, HK.

2009 Four major bronze sculptures, ‘Leaf series’ for VIP entrance, Al Muhaidib corporate Head Office, Damman, eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.

2009  Male and Female Guardians commissioned for private collector in Hong Kong through Sandra Walters Consultancy.

2008 ‘Acrobats’  A group of three bronze figures commissioned for private collector’s residence in Hong Kong.  4 metres x 3 metres.  Cast in Pietrasanta, Italy.

2007 Commission for Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, 4 major bronze sculptures of the ‘Leaf series’

2007  Kwai Fung Hin puts artist on stipend for studio development.

2006 Commission for BNP Paribus HK, ‘Guardians’ IFC building through Kwai Fung Hin Gallery.

2006  Book/catalogue of art work of Shona Nunan published through Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery.

2005  Set up studios on River Lima in Tuscany, Italy.  Helped set up Artist Run Space in Bagni di Lucca,

‘Artisti Uniti’.

2002  Prize for Toorak village sculpture exhibition, Melbourne

1998 Living and studio work in Ireland, County Kerry. Representation with Cill Rialaig in Ireland

1997 Artist in residence to Cill Rialaig, Ireland

1996 Artist in Residence Mas Des Graviers in Provence France  for three months

 1994 Guest lecturer at the Australian Contemporary Art Fair, forum for Artists.

1991 Living and working both as lecturer in Fine Arts at Port Moresby University and as sculptor with

studio.

Lecturer of Drawing and Cultural studies, University of Papua New Guinea, Faculty of Creative Arts, Port

Moresby, PNG

1990  Art Conservationist, Prahran City Council, Victoria

1990  Sculpture Technician, Osteo-Tech Art Foundry, Elphinstone, Victoria