Shannon Garson / Artlands 2023
Shannon Garson is an Australian ceramic artist, writer and curator with a studio practice spanning 20 years that includes commissions for festivals, exhibitions at public and private galleries, and arts advocacy. Shannon’s practice encompasses thrown porcelain vessels, drawings, painting, public art and performance, she works primarily with Australian porcelain and drawings.
Enduring themes within Shannon’s practice investigate the relationship between human activity and the infinite variety of striations, spots, and marks found in nature. Shannon‘s interest in endangered ecosystems has led her to make work about wallum swamps, the sclerophyll forest of South East Qld, endangered (and beautifully common!) birds and the fungi of the sub-tropical rainforest.
Shannon holds a Masters degree in Ceramics and is a Churchill Fellow, and previous winner of the Gold Coast International Ceramic Award, and has work in national collections.
Shannon has a history of community involvement in the Arts and was President of the Australian Ceramics Association from 2013-2017. She is regularly invited to hold workshops and exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her writing on contemporary ceramics is regularly published in Australian and international journals.
In addition to her studio practice Shannon hosts bespoke tours exploring creative life through behind the scenes glimpses of artist studios, and intimate gatherings sharing meals with artists, designers, farmers, and chefs.