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SHONA WILSON 27 November – 22 December 2012

King Street Gallery on William

10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday 177 William St Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia T: 61 2 9360 9727 F: 61 2 9331 4458 art@kingstreetgallery.com www.kingstreetgallery.com.au Director: Robert Linnegar Director: Randi Linnegar

Member of the Australian Commercial Galleries Assocation Registered Valuer with the Australian Government Taxations Incentives for the Arts Scheme


A very long time ago... On a small blue planet in the Galaxy Milky Way, microscopic plastic particles began to infiltrate single cell organisms and so began the Age known as The Plasticene. The exhibits in this exhibition are the results of archeological finds on this planet dating from the Early, Middle and Late Plasticene (1950-60740 AD).

Shona Wilson Sept 2012


Exhibit A – (42 529 AD) found @ 67.33 S - 35.57 W, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 15 x 20 x 20cm, in glass dome


Exhibit B – (10 309 AD) found @ 3 S - 118.20 E, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 25 x 25 x 25cm, in glass dome


Exhibit B – (10 309 AD) found @ 3 S - 118.20 E, 2012 (DETAIL), processed found plastic and natural material, 25 x 25 x 25cm, in glass dome


Exhibit C – (4 720 AD) found @ 10 S - 42.70.12 W, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 50 x 30 x 30cm, in glass dome


Exhibit L – (7 220 AD) found @ 82.12 N - 111 E, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 50 x 30 x 30cm in glass dome


Exhibit D – (20 001 AD) found @ 48 N - 64.98 E, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 40 x 20 x 20cm, in glass dome


Exhibit D – (20 001 AD) found @ 48 N - 64.98 E, 2012 (DETAIL), processed found plastic and natural material, 40 x 20 x 20cm, in glass dome


Exhibit E – (57 900 AD) found @ 54 N - 87.53 W, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 40 x 20 x 20cm, in glass dome


Exhibit E – (57 900 AD) found @ 54 N - 87.53 W, 2012 (DETAIL), processed found plastic and natural material, 40 x 20 x 20cm, in glass dome


Exhibit F – (13 660 AD) found @ 34.20 S - 18.50 E, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 48 x 25 x 25cm, in glass dome


Exhibit F – (13 660 AD) found @ 34.20 S - 18.50 E, 2012 (DETAIL), processed found plastic and natural material, 48 x 25 x 25cm, in glass dome


Exhibit G – (34 300 AD) found @ 3.17 N - 79.48.7 E, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 40 x 20 x 20cm, in glass dome


Exhibit G – (34 300 AD) found @ 3.17 N - 79.48.7 E, 2012 (DETAIL), processed found plastic and natural material, 40 x 20 x 20cm in glass dome


Exhibit H – (6 750 AD) found @ 38.65 N - 19.43 E, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 40 x 20 x 20cm, in glass dome


Exhibit H – (6 750 AD) found @ 38.65 N - 19.43 E, 2012 (DETAIL), processed found plastic and natural material, 40 x 20 x 20cm, in glass dome


Exhibit I – (27 375 AD) found @ 20.19 N - 163.16 E, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 15 x 20 x 20cm, in glass dome


Exhibit J – (38 107 AD) found @ 39.59 N - 127 E, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 25 x 25 x 25cm in glass dome


Exhibit K – (48 007 AD) found @ 24.19 N - 6 E, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 50 x 30 x 30cm in glass dome


Exhibit K – (48 007 AD) found @ 24.19 N - 6 E, 2012 (DETAIL), processed found plastic and natural material, 50 x 30 x 30cm, in glass dome


Exhibit M – (20 500 AD) found @ 19 S - 106 W, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 55 x 65 x 20cm, (under acrylic dome 83 x 96 x 30cm)


Exhibit N – (9 425 AD) found @ 40.23 S - 158 E, 2012, processed found plastic and natural material, 95 x 115 x 27cm


Exhibit O – (52 229 AD) found @ 18.25 N - 46.80 E, 2012, processed found natural material and cast resin, 140 x 19 x 20cm


Exhibit O – (52 229 AD) found @ 18.25 N - 46.80 E, 2012 (DETAIL), processed found natural material and cast resin, 140 x 19 x 20cm


Exhibit V – Hybridiatom Navicula (29 900 AD) found @ 163’E-30’N, 2011, 3D polymer print, 420h x 190w x 25d mm framed


Exhibit W – Hybridiatom Cocconels (29 900 AD) found @ 163’E-30’N, 2011, 3D polymer print, 420h x 190w x 25d mm framed


Exhibit X – Hybridiatom Amphora (29 900 AD) found @ 163’E-30’N, 2011, 3D polymer print, 420h x 190w x 25d mm framed


Exhibit Y – Hybridiatom Chaetocercus Lorenzianus (29 900 AD) found @ 163’E-30’N, 2011, 3D polymer print, 420h x 190w x 25d mm, framed


Exhibit R (53 600 AD) found @ 35 S - 151 E, 2011, processed found plastic and natural materials, 120h x 62w x 2d cm


Exhibit S (53 600 AD) found @ 28 S - 153 E, 2011, processed found plastic and natural materials, 96h x 39w x 4d cm


Exhibit T (53 600 AD) found @ 31 S - 150 E, 2011, processed found plastic and natural materials, 88h x 60w x 2d cm


Exhibit U (53 600 AD) found @ 40 S - 148 E, 2011, processed found plastic and natural materials, 168h x 26w x 2d cm


from the collected works

memoirs from the milkyway ‘a twist of fate’ by Willona Starson (1000057 - 1000623 PP)

We Remember... We had waited for aeons for the cloud to disperse and now orbiting the Once-Blue Planet we could clearly see the blank white canvas of the supercontinent Pangea Ultima. We were part of a team on the Milkyway Corp research vessel “Genesis”, Skyjib and I. At only 2 decades old we were the youngest in the team sent to map lifeforms across the galaxy. Now was our chance to explore this past inhabited planet and catologue what, if anything, remained. Our scanners were picking up data all over the surface - in the seas, which appeared a deep purple, interspersed with trailing multi-coloured tendrils, from pole to pole and all over Terra Ultima itself. It was time to descend. On the surface it was freezing cold. The white appearance of the landmass was ice, as no sunlight had penetrated the cloudmass for millennia. We began to heat drill down to the earthy sphere itself. Our scanners were bringing up fantastical images of what looked like ancient plant life, but our readings were not just vegetal - there was something else ........ We gingerly vacuumed up our first specimen and to our amazement found it was a hybrid polymerplant. It had the general shape of a plant but was synthesized with plastic nodules, branchlets and roots of blue (see Exhibit G). Skyjib and I looked into each others’ multicoloured iris, reading each others’ thoughts. “Could this be where it all began?- What a twist of fate!”

Translated by Shona Wilson Sept 2012


Studio 2012 – Work in progress with Exhibit P (17 450 AD) found @ 24 S - 117.15 E 2012 cast resin and natural found materials 180h x 60 x 60w cm.


Shona Wilson CV Studies 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 College 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 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 2005 Re – Kindle [Survey show] Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney 2003 New Work Michael Nagy Fine Art 2002 New Work Gallery 101, Melbourne 2000 New Work Michael Nagy Fine Art 1998 New Work Michael Nagy Fine Art 1997 Recent Work Federation Zen Artefact Gallery, Clovelly, Sydney 1996 Recent Work Federation Zen Artefact Gallery 1994 The Solar-Powered Bat-Pack Festival of the Winds, Bondi, Sydney Selected Group Exhibitions 2011-13  Heirloom LOVELACE-International Lace Award [Curator-LIndie Ward] Powerhouse Museum, Sydney 2012 A Verdant Heart King Street Gallery on William 2011 Make Lace not War Powerhouse Museum, Sydney 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 2008 Compositions King Street Gallery on William 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 Batmania-Cities First Draft West Gallery, Sydney 1992 Socket First Draft West Gallery 1991 Osmosis Airspace Gallery, Sydney Commissions, Residencies & Awards 2010 Art Omi Residency, Omi International Arts Center, New York Winner, Travelling Scholarship, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld 2001 Public space sculpture, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney

Collections

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

Bibliography 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, published Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, 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 Rish, Adam: ‘Rebirth of Nature,’ catalogues essay, p 1 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 Produced by Wendy Boynton: ’Profile – Shona Wilson,’ Sunday Program, 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


Studio 2012 – Work in progress with Exhibit Q (59 229 AD) found @ 45 N - 87.5 W 2012 cast resin and natural found materials 210h x 160 x 160w cm.


Acknowledgements I wish to thank in particular Antonia Posada (BSc, BFA, MSc) for her lab work with the microscope and Pru Bonham and Ian Jameson from CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. Also Nick Flutter and Ian Sercombe (architects), Brenda Tye ( Printmaker) and Michael Garth ( UN -mould making), my partner and whoever invented the Dremmel! Main Photography Moshe Rosenzveig - other photography courtesy the artist and Shane Chalker.

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