“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


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 Artvisory in Melbourne Australia.

artist's statement

Bridging Art and Nature.

The repetitive use of Nature's overlooked fragments, 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. The intersects between nature, science, spirit, and art are potent environments to research and play within creatively. Art making can become Ceremony.

Exploring our world through the myriad of natural found materials collected in my day-to-day life is a continuing theme and motivation for my art practice. My work is an invitation to marvel and wonder at the details within nature which I have presented predominantly through sculptural assemblages. The mirroring of the micro/macro world and its phenomenology captivates my whole being.

In 2014 I created the One A Day Ephemeral Art Project which was delivered online and resulted in a book. I employed my intimate scaleshort time frame, nature based Ephemeral Art process as a tool and method to explore, share and be in the world with mindful curiosity and wonder. This practice directly informs my facilitation work with Ephemeral Art Workshops. Inviting and encouraging direct engagement with the natural environment, and it's materials, as a space for playful creativity and mindfulness to occur, offers a potent and tangible experience which enables meaningful and useful changes in perceptions and interactions within and between oneself and our environment. I have recently enjoyed working with adults, high schools and pre-schools

Feature  in  COLOSSAL  2018.


June 20 - July 6 2019 - Reflections of a Fading Sky  GROUP LANDSCAPE SHOW Arthouse Gallery  -Sydney

June 29 - Winter Stockroom Show - ARTVISORY Gallery Melbourne 

Oct 2019 -  USA. I am thrilled to have have received a  fully funded residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences.

MAY 11-20   2020  KANAZAWA JAPAN (10 day tour) I am so excited to be co-hosting another ephemeral art tour to Japan with Cilla Campbell Art Tours.


ARPIL 12 and 13      Pamboola Ephemeral Art Event Pambula Wetlands South Coast NSW - ephemeral art 

MAY 17                     Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability - Balls Head Waverton - Sydney - ephemeral art

MAY 27-29                Quirindi Preschool Kindergarten - ongoing collaborative project with children and staff - ephemeral art

JUNE 22                   NEW WORKSHOP CONCEPT Creative Conjuring at  Saltbush Collective - North Head - Sydney 

AUG (DATE TBC)          2 Day intensive Masterclass at Byron School Of Arts - ephemeral art 

Please go  here for more information about workshops.