Shaelene Murraya tracing of thread17th Apr - 11th May 2013 | Stanley Street Gallery

Shaelene Murray
a tracing of thread

17th Apr – 11th May 2013

"A tracing of thread is a phrase that describes the working of a piece of lace, a thread forming the foundation allowing other stitches to be sewn along it's course. As a metaphor for my work, this trace can refer to a line of history, a line of thought; a mapping or charting of a concept that is built upon and made stronger. This exhibition, 'a tracing of thread' anticipates the thread's redirection, a parody of that same thread unraveled and reworked. A trace remains witness, in spite of constant and vigilant repair." Shaelene Murray

Shaelene Murray - "Fish and Shifts"

Shaelene Murray - "Fish and Shifts"


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1992-1995 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours, First Class)
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
1991 Creative Jewellery, Randwick TAFE, Sydney NSW
1988 Post-Certificate, Ceramics, East Sydney TAFE, NSW
1987 Ceramics Certificate, East Sydney TAFE, NSW

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005 Bouquet, LaTrobe Regional Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2005 Iconic Inversion, Glass Art Society Conference, Lions Art Centre,
Adelaide, South Australia
1998 Home on the Range, Centre for Contemporary Craft, Customs House,
Sydney NSW
1995 New Professional Grant Exhibition, Craftspace, The Rocks, Sydney,

Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 Soft Sculpture, National Gallery of Australia Canberra, ACT
2004 Sister Sister, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery, Lake Macquarie,NSW
2003 City of Hobart Art Prize, Hobart TAS
2002 bag that! Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie, NSW
2002 Guild Unlimited, touring to Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh UK for the Craft   in the Twenty First Century; Theorising Change and Practice conference
2001 Guild Unlimited, Craft Victoria, Melbourne VIC
1998 Past Tense – Future Perfect, National Emerging Artists’ Show, Craft West and Fremantle Arts Centre for Contemporary Craft, Customs House, Sydney NSW
1992 Wearable Glass, Asa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1991 Fifth International Triennial of Ceramics, Sopot, Poland
1990 National Ceramics Award Exhibition, Canberra, ACT Collections

East Sydney Technical College
International and National PrivateManly Gallery, NSW
The Barbara and Oscar Feldman Collection, Detroit, MI, USA

Career Development
2000 Emerging Artist, Speaker, Glass Art Society of America Conference, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, USA