• Middle World, 1989-2009

    Tim Shaw RA, Middle World, 1989-2009 , Cement, bronze, terracotta, lead, steel, 274 x 200 x 144 cm

  • Casting A Dark Democracy, 2008

    Tim Shaw RA, Casting A Dark Democracy, 2008, Mixed media, Main figure 530 cm, room installation

  • Erebus (Man on Fire), 2009

    Tim Shaw RA, Erebus (Man on Fire), 2009, Steel, foam, polythene , 300 x 300 x 175 cm

  • Mother, the Air is Blue, the Air is Dangerous', 2014

    Tim Shaw RA, Mother, the Air is Blue, the Air is Dangerous', 2014, Mixed media, film, sound, Room installation

Tim Shaw RA FRBS

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Tim Shaw is a multi-media sculptor based in London and Cornwall.

Tim Shaw was born in Belfast and currently lives and works in the West of England.

Shaw has had a number of significant solo shows throughout the UK, Ireland and internationally. Most recently the major public solo exhibition ‘Black Smoke Rising’, toured to mac Birmingham and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, with further dates and locations to be announced. During 2014, Shaw’s work featured in ‘Reflections of War‘ at Flowers Gallery in London, and ‘Back Front the Front presents: Shock and Awe – Contemporary Artists at War and Peace’ at the Royal West of England Academy.

Shaw has undertaken a number of public commissions including ‘The Rites of Dionysos’ for the Eden Project, ‘The Minotaur’ for The Royal Opera House and ‘The Drummer’ in Truro City Centre. A more political side to his work became evident in a number of sculptures responding to issues such as terrorism and the war in Iraq such as ‘Tank on Fire’, awarded the selectors’ choice Threadneedle prize in 2008, and the installation ‘Casting a Dark Democracy’, which Jackie Wullschlager of Financial Times stated was ‘The most politically charged yet poetically resonant new work on show in London’.

Shaw has been supported by the Kappatos Gallery in Athens, The Kenneth Armitage Foundation, The British School of Athens and The Delfina Studio Trust through residencies in Greece and Spain, and a Fellowship in London.

Tim Shaw was elected an Academician at The Royal Academy in 2013. Shaw was also elected a Fellow of The Royal British Society of Sculptors and a Fellow of Falmouth University in 2013.

  • Categories: Installation/Land/Site-specific, Political/Religious, Digital/Light/Sound
  • Materials: Bronze, Mixed media, Ceramic/Clay
  • Location: South West