2002-2003  Surface Treatment- Ceramics, Northern Beaches TAFE Sydney

1991-2000  Part-time studies in Ceramics, Randwick TAFE, National Art School, Sydney

1998  Part-time study in jewellery/metalwork, Sydney Collage of the Arts

1988-1990  Bachelor of Visual Arts - Sculpture Major, Sydney College of the Arts

1987  Part-time studies in Sculpture, Printmaking and Life-drawing, NAS

Solo Exhibitions 

2016  OFFERING - Arthouse Gallery Sydney

         ONE A DAY  The Lost Ones Gallery Ballarat - solo show - photographic installation od 365 images of ephemeral sculptures made over 1yr

2015  ONE A DAY  Mossgreen Gallery Melbourne - solo show - photographic installation od 365 images of ephemeral sculptures made over 1yr

2015  Collaborating with Nature  2005 -2015 - Survey Show - Manning Regional Gallery NSW 

2014  The Impossibility of Nature  King Street Gallery on William Sydney

2013  Plastiscenic Mossgreen Gallery Melbourne

2012  Plastiscenic - Future Remains  King Street Gallery on William Sydney

          A Ripple Effect Noosa  Travelling Scholarship Exhibition, Noosa Regional Gallery Qld

2011  Interlaced  Mossgreen Gallery Melbourne 

2009  Macroscope  King Street Gallery on William

2008  Paradise Found  Mossgreen Gallery Melbourne

2007  Array  Michael Nagy Fine Art Sydney

2006  Align  Mossgreen Gallery Melbourne

2005  Re – Kindle  [Survey show] Manly Art Gallery and Museum Sydney

2003  New Work  Michael Nagy Fine Art Sydney

2002  New Work  Gallery 101 Melbourne

2000  New Work  Michael Nagy Fine Art Sydney

1998  New Work  Michael Nagy Fine Art Sydney

1997  Recent Work  Federation Zen Artefact Gallery Clovelly Sydney

1996  Recent Work  Federation Zen Artefact Gallery Sydney

1994  The Solar-Powered Bat-Pack  Festival of the Winds Bondi Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2024      Breathing In / Breathing Out - Summer Group Show, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

2023      Seeding / Receding - PAPER & CLAY group show Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

             LEAF LOVE  - installation, Mending & Tending: Art that works for Nature - Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay NSW.

                Lidia's Way - performance and ephemeral art - ART IN NATURE III - THE MOMENT OF CREATION - NAT ART RESIDENCY Correjo, SPAIN 

2022       The Songstress - Rhythms for Regeneration Finalist Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize - Open Category - Works on Paper and Photography

             Lunar Echo - (Ephemeral Art Photo Print ) “ART in NATURE II” - SM PRO ART & Culture - Museum of Nature of Cantabria - Spain

 2020     What Was, What Is, What May Be - RESILIENCE - The Hambidge Center - Georgia USA

             Fallen - RESONANCE - Gallery 378 Atlanta GA USA

2019      Decade + ART OMI - Australian ART OMI Committee Survey Show - Dominik Mersch Gallery - Sydney

             Reflections of a Fading Sky - Group Landscape Show - Arthouse Gallery - Sydney

2018      Lorne Sculpture Biennale - Small Works Exhibition

             Imag(in)ing - Ewart Gallery -Willoughby Workshop Arts -Sydney

2017      Sydney Contemporary Art Fair - Arthouse Gallery

             VISIBLE | INVISIBLE FLOATING LAND ( Lost & Found) Noosa QLD - ephemeral street art/ tape art outdoor installation 

             SEED RAIN  - Seeing Science - collaboration with Sichong Chen (seed scientist) GCS Gallery  - Sydney ( originally created for Ku -ring -gai PH Art +Science Project)

2016      SEED RAIN  - Ku -ring -gai PH Art +Science - collaboration with Sichong Chen (seed scientist) MAGM - Sydney (Co-curated by Katherine Roberts and Susan Milne)

             Human/Animal/Artist - McLelland Sculpture Gallery Melbourne (co-curated by Janine Burke and Penny Teale)

2015      Under The Sun - Arthouse Gallery Sydney

2015      In the Still  - Arthouse Gallery Sydney

2014      Melbourne Art Fair ( Mossgreen Gallery - Horizon)

             One from None - Newcastle Rgional Gallery  NSW ( Curator - Sarah Johnson)

             Efflorescent Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn NSW 

2013      Mentors: Inspirational Women Grace Cossington Smith Gallery Wahroonga, Sydney

             Living Data - Science Art and Talks - Ultimo Science Festival UTS, Sydney

             SEE - Public Art Event Manly Cove Sydney curated by Kendal Henry and Eramboo Artist Environment

2011-13  Heirloom LOVELACE -Make Lace not War International Lace Award Powerhouse Museum, Sydney [Curator-Lindie Ward]

2012      A Verdant Heart King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

             A Verdant Heart  Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW

2010      Abstract Nature Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

             Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Art Prize, Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, NSW

2009      The Artist and the Northern Beaches Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney

2008      Compositions King Street Gallery on William,Sydney

2005      Inaugural Exhibition-Stable Launch Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

             NOW – contemporary Australian artists Mossgreen Gallery

2003      Second Life –New Life Manly Art Gallery and Museum

2001      Extinction Denied Volvo Gallery, Sydney

1998      Colony Sculpture By The Sea Coastal Cliff Walk, Bondi-Tamarama

1997      Cluster Sculpture By The Sea, Coastal Cliff Walk

1994      Air-Pocket Entis Eidos Eco-Design Foundation, Sydney

1993      Batmania -The Water City of Wax Associated Project of the 5TH Australian Sculpture Triennial, Yarra River, Melbourne

1993      Batmania-Cities First Draft West Gallery, Sydney

1992      Socket First Draft West Gallery

1991      Osmosis Airspace Gallery, Sydney

Commissions, Residencies & Awards 

2023   Seeding / Receding - Peoples Choice Award - Northern Beaches Environmental Art Prize, Sydney

          The Instant of Creation - NAT ART RESIDENCY Fellowship - Cantabria SPAIN.

2022   Shimmer - private commission, Sydney

2020   The Insistence Of Nature - wall sculpture for Wild Luxury Whale Beach Sydney

2019   Hambidge Centre of the Arts and Sciences - residency for 2 weeks OCT - Georgia USA

2017   RAW Art Prize - Finalist

          VISIBLE | INVISIBLE  FLOATING LAND ( Lost & Found) Noosa QLD - ephemeral street art/ tape art outdoor installation 

2010  Art Omi Residency, Omi International Arts Center, New York

         Travelling Scholarship Recipient, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld

2004  Finalist Blake Prize for Religious Art Sydney University Sydney

2003  Finalist Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize South Australian Museum Adelaide SA

2001  Public space sculpture, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney


Artbank, Australia

Arthouse Hotel, Sydney

Macquarie Bank, Australia

Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney

Shepparton Regional Gallery, Victoria

Smorgan Family Collection, Melbourne

Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Qld

Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW


2022       CREATE NSW Public Art Toolkit online pg 145/146

2012       Holzi, Lisa: ‘Found-The Art of Recycling,’ Walker Books

              Llewellyn, Cherry: ‘A show a must,’ Noosa News

2010-11 Osborne, Margot: Abstract Nature Exhibition catalogue, pp40-41

              Rackman, Melinda: ‘Decoding dataspheres: Abstract Nature at Samstag,’ Art Monthly 

              Australia, Dec-Feb, pp 46-49

              Radok, Stephanie: ‘Abstract Nature,’ Reviews-Artlink, Vol 30 No 4, Dec 10, p96

2009       Clement, Tracey: ‘Shona Wilson: Macroscope,’ Artguide Australia, Nov/Dec, pp28-29

              Dwyer, Lynne: The Planner-Spectrum –Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 14-15, p24

              Adams, Kate: ‘Shona Wilson,’ Artist Profile Magazine, Issue 09/2009, pp116-117

              Keens, Leta: ‘Under the Microscope,’ Belle Magazine, Oct/Nov 2009 p62

              Stretton, Rowena: ‘Shona Wilson,’ Mercedes Magazine, Jan, p30 

              Shona Wilson: Macroscope Catalogue, published King Street Studios P/L

2008       Osborne, Margot: ’Australian Beauty,’ Artlink Magazine, Volume 28, No2, pp24-29

               Pearson, Helen (ed): Celebrate Art Series: Looking at Buildings in Contemporary Art, 

               Integrated Education Ltd Publishing, Sydney pp5-10

               Shona Wilson: Paradise Found Catalogue, published by Mossgreen Gallery

2006       Macgillicuddy, Bridie: ‘Salvage and Detritus,’ Craft Art, Issue 64

               Horton, Shelley [producer]: Sunday Arts Program Documentary, Sunday Arts, ABC TV

              ‘Australia’s Most Collectable Artists,’ Australian Art Collector, Full List-Iss 35

               Keenan, Cath: The Hot Seat- Spectrum-Sydney Morning Herald

2005        Mullholland, Henry: Review on ABC Radio 702

               McDonald, John: ‘Warm the Spirit, tickle the eye,’ Review- Spectrum-Sydney Morning 

               Herald, Aug 20, p28

2004        Waller, Richard: ‘The Shore Thing,’ Vogue Living May/June

2003        Hoban, Sue: ‘Natural approach to creativity,’ The Manly Daily, Mar 11

               Profile on Shona Wilson, The Manly Daily, Mar 11

2002        Weiss, Karen: ‘Shona Wilson’s Other Pathways: Ceramics,’ Art and Perception No. 47 2002

               Israel, Glenis: Artwise 2, Visual Arts 7-10, NSW Educational Textbook

2001        ’Profile – Shona Wilson,’ Sunday Program Produced by Wendy Boynton, ABC TV Gallery Section-Art In Australia, Vol 38 No 4, p602

2000        Generation Next – Shona Wilson, Belle Magazine

1998        Profile-Shona Wilson, Object Magazine – No 1


Workshops and Teaching

2014 - 2023 ongoing - numerous Ephemeral Art workshops Collaborations With Nature with adults (the general public) and inivitations to teach workshops and give talks in school settings from preschool to highschool.

                    For detailed information please contact the artist.