Shannon Williamson Biography


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours), Painting Major, Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, New Zealand 2009


  • Artflight Grant, Awarded by the DCA , Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts, 2014
  • Ethel Susan Jones Travelling Scholarship, Awarded by the University of Canterbury 2012
  • Ethel Susan Jones Travelling Scholarship, Awarded by the University of Canterbury, 2010


  • Artist in Residence, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA – January 2015
  • Artist in Residence, Ars Bioarctica, Kilpisjarvi, Finland, November - December 2014
  • Artist in Residence, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA, 2013
  • Artist in Residence, SymbioticA Centre of Excellence in Biological Art, Perth, WA, 2012

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • City Art Depot, Continuous Positive, July 2016
  • Orex Art Gallery, Blueprints for Structural Hygiene, Auckland June 2015
  • City Art Gallery, Home Body (solo show), Christchurch, NZ, June 2014
  • Free Range Gallery, Night Shift, Perth, Western Australia, March 2014
  • Blue Oyster Project Space, Back to You Dunedin, New Zealand, May 2012
  • Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA), Time and Time Benign, Christchurch 2009
  • SOFA Campus Gallery Get Back On: drawings, Christchurch 2009
  • Salamander Gallery, 8 Instances of form and space Christchurch 2008

Selected Group Shows

  • As Above, So Below: Charlotte Watson and Shannon Williamson, Brunswick VIC February 2017
  • The Alderman, Element: Charlotte Watson and Shannon Williamson, Brunswick VIC November 2016
  • Mundaring Arts Centre, TRACE:Architectural musings, Curated by Leonie Matthews & Amanda Alderson, Mundaring, WA, October 2014
  • Orex Gallery, Artist as Selfie, April 2014
  • MCA, Art Bar- Curated by Chicks on Speed, Sydney, Australia March 2014
  • Buratti Fine Arts, Bright Lights Small City, Perth WA, September 2013
  • Paper Mountain, Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep (With Loren Kronemyer), Perth WA August 2013
  • SALTQuaters, Corporia: Shannon Williamson and Lacey McKinney, Syracuse, New York, USA, August 2013
  • OREX Art Gallery, The Religious Experience, Auckland, New Zealand July 2013 Moana Project Space , Thematic Mapping (with Teelah George), Perth Western Australia May 2013
  • Light Locker Art Space, Light Locker 6, Perth Western Australia December 2012
  • Chambers@241, Friends of the Christchurch art Gallery-Art Event, December 2011
  • Brooke Gifford Gallery, (held at Chambers@241), Christchurch, 36 Years in the Zone,  September2011
  • Rakaira Centre CPIT, A gathering - Curated by Grant Banbury, Christchurch, August 2011
  • Arts in Oxford, Moving On, Oxford Canterbury June2011
  • Christchurch Art Gallery te Puna o Waiwhetu, Uncanny Valley, Christchurch 2010
  • Brooke Gifford Gallery, Xmas show Christchurch, 2009
  • SoFA Arts Centre Gallery, SELECT, Christchurch, 2009
  • SOFA Campus Gallery, The Sketch Club Salon, Christchurch, 2009
  • Touring Exhibition- COCA Christchurch/Temple Gallery, Dunedin/Webb’s Gallery Auckland, Preview: A Survey exhibition of South Island artists,  2009
  • -SOFA Campus Gallery, Churn, Christchurch 2008
  • -SOFA Campus gallery, Platform Arts Festival  Exhibition, Christchurch, 2008,
  • -SOFA Campus Gallery, Hemlock, Christchurch 2007
  • -Space Gallery, Breathing space Christchurch, 2001

 Interviews, talks and commissions

  • Counihan Gallery - artist talk, Melbourne VIC 4/02/2017
  • City Art Depot - artist talk, Christchurch 29/07/2016
  • Free Range Gallery – artist talk, Perth WA 21/03/2014
  • Paper Mountain ARI- artist talk, Perth WA 25/08/2013
  • RTRFM, Morning magazine- radio interview, Perth, WA 14/08/2013
  • Art School ARI- artist talk, Perth WA 31/07/2013
  • Moana ARI- artist talk, Perth, WA 13/06/2013
  • University of Western Australia- artist talk, Perth WA, 05/11/2013
  • Christchurch Art Gallery- drawing commission, B.170 page work, January 2013
  • Dunedin Radio One 91 FM- radio interview, Dunedin, NZ, 02/06/2012
  • ARTiculate, Canterbury Art Heritage Trust- video interview, Christchurch, 2011