TIM SHAW arbs

1964: Born Belfast


1985 – 89: Falmouth College of Art – BA (Hons) Fine Art, First Class
1984 – 85: Manchester Polytechnic – Art Foundation, Distinction Award


2012:   Soul Snatcher Possession, Riflemaker, London
                 Parliament, Jam Records, Falmouth
2011:   Origins of The Drummer, Millennium, St Ives
2009:   Riflemaker at The Kenneth Armitage Foundation, London
2008:   Casting A Dark Democracy, Kenneth Armitage Foundation, London
                  Future History, Goldfish Contemporary Fine Art, Penzance, Cornwall
2006:   Goldfish Contemporary Fine Art, Penzance, Cornwall
2005:   No Title, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
2000:   Broomhill Art Hotel, Barnstaple, Devon
1999:    La Corrida: Dreams In Red, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
1997:    La Corrida: Dreams In Red, Duncan Campbell Gallery, London
1995:    The Middle World, Falmouth College of Art Gallery, Cornwall
                  Fragments from The Middle World, Duncan Campbell Gallery, London
1992:    Albemarle Gallery, London


2013:   Rituals Are Tellers Of Us, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
                 Limbo, The Old Coffin Store, Truro
                 Dark Rooms, Old School Room, Helston
2012:   Royal Academy Summer Show, London
                 Sculptors’ Drawings, works on paper, Pangolin, London
                PiH Contemporaries Auction, Bonhams, London
                 Launch Exhibition, Threadneedle Space, London
2011:   Royal Academy Summer Show, London
                 The Exquisite Trove, Newlyn Art Gallery
                 The Sculpture Show, Mullan Gallery, Belfast
2010:   Material Worlds, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Northern Ireland
                  The House of Fairytales, Millennium, St Ives
2009:   Volta, Art Basel, Riflemaker Gallery, London
                  In The Mix, Gallery Pangolin, London
                  The Sculpture Show, Mullan Gallery, Belfast
2008:   Threadneedle Figurative Prize, Mall Galleries, London
                  No Theme, Goldfish Fine Art, Penzance
                  London Art Fair, Islington
                  Icons, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate
                  Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Surrey
                  20/21 British Art Fair – 108 Fine Art, Harrogate
2007:   Move, Goldfish Fine Art at Vyner Street, London
                  Politics Pays Back, Kowalsky Gallery @ DACS, London
                  Margins, Sherborne House Open 07, Sherborne, Dorset
                  Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
                  Stuff Art, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
                  Art Now Cornwall?, Goldfish Fine Art, Penzance
                  London Art Fair, Goldfish Fine Art
                  Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden Surrey
2006:   Spontaneous Combustion, Newlyn Society of Artists Summer Show
                  Goldfish Fine Art, Penzance
                  Visiting Picasso, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
                  Spring Show, Goldfish Fine Art, Penzance
                  London Art Fair, Islington – Goldfish Fine Art
                  Draws On – Painters vs. Sculptors, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
2005:   Newlyn Society of Artists,Winter Show
                  Christmas Show, Goldfish,Penzance
                  Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum
                  Critic’s Choice, Newlyn Society of Artists, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
                  London Art Fair, Islington, Goldfish Contemporary Art
                  Byard Art, Cambridge
                  Mullan Gallery, Belfast
                  Newlyn Society of Artists Easter Show, Thompsons Gallery, London
2004:   Drawing the Line, Newlyn Art Gallery
                  Winter Show, Campden Gallery, Gloucester
                  On the Wall, London. Central art feature
                  Bath Fringe Festival
                  Fragments of Life, Campden Gallery, Gloucester
                  Easter Show, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
                  South West Academy Summer Open Exhibition
                  Millfield Open Exhibition
                  Courcoux & Courcoux Gallery, Hampshire
2003:   Truro Museum, Cornwall
                   Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
                   Identity, Newlyn Society of Art, Cornwall
                   Art 2003 London, Lemon Street Gallery
                   South West Academy Summer Open Exhibition
                   Millfield Open Exhibition
                   Courcoux & Courcoux Gallery, Hampshire
2002:   Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
                  Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
2001:   Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
                  Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
                  Obsession, Newlyn Society of Artists, Cornwall
2000:   Art 2000, Gordon Hepworth Gallery, London
                  Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
1999:   Courcoux & Courcoux Gallery, Hampshire
                 Art 1999, Gordon Hepworth Gallery, London
1998:   Contemporary Art Fair, London, Gordon Hepworth Gallery
                 Falmouth Open Studios, Cornwall
1997:   Taylor Galleries, Dublin
                 Five Way Artists, Brighton Festival
                 One Oxford Street Gallery, Belfast
                 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1996:   Casa Manilva Artists’ Show, Manilva, Spain
1994:   Contemporary Art Fair, London, Caldwell’s Gallery, Belfast
1993:    Northampton Museum and Gallery
                  Images of Christ, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
                  Artists of Promise, Bonhams Gallery, London
1992:   The Working Process, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall
1990:   Summer Show, Albemarle Gallery, London
1985:   The Otter Gallery, Belfast


2012:   The Green Man, Antony, Cornwall
2009-11:    The Drummer, Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall
2008:    The Minotaur, The Royal Opera House, Bow Street
2005:   Seamus Heaney Portrait Bust, Private Collection
2000-4:   Rites of Dionysus, The Eden Project, Cornwall


2009:   Shortlisted : Threadneedle Prize , Mall Galleries
2008:   FBA Selectors’ Choice Prize: Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries
2006:   Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Fellowship
2005:   The Mullan Prize, Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition
Prince of Wales Bursary, The British School at Athens
2003:   First Prize, Millfield Open Summer Exhibition
1997:    Prize Winner, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1996:   Delfina Studio Trust Award, Residency at Casa Manilva, Spain
1990:   Prince’s Trust Award


2012:   Aqnb online article: Soul Snatcher Possession
2011:   The Shape of Things to come: new sculpture, Brian Sewell, Evening Standard
It’s not all doom and gloom at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Brian Sewell, Evening Standard
The Genuine Article, Cornwall Today
Roger Taylor unveils controversial Cornish Statue in Truro,  Western Morning News
2009:   The Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries, Financial Times
The New Curiosity Shop, GQ , Sophie Lewis
Casting A Dark Democracy review, Dazed magazine online
Casting A Dark Democracy review, Art Forum, Gilda Williams
2008:   Casting A Dark Democracy review, Financial Times, Jackie Wullschlager
Casting A Dark Democracy, Critic’s Choice, Financial Times
Casting A Dark Democracy review, Time Out, Francis Gooding
Casting A Dark Democracy, Critic’s Choice, Time Out
Future History, Goldfish Fine Art Catalogue
Penzance Turns Regeneration into a Fine Art, The Observer, Alex Wade
No Bull – the Covent Garden Monster, The Evening Standard, Georgina Littejohn
2007:   Politics Pays Back review, The Spectator, Mark Glazebrook
Is this the New Brutalism?, The Times, Hester Westley
New Face of Cornish Art, The Times, Laura Gascoigne
Sherborne House OPEN 07, Big Issue August
Brian Sewell & the Art of Insulting your Hosts, The Independent, Ian Herbert
Sunday Times Culture Magazine, Richard Brooks
Move, Goldfish at Vyner Street, Catalogue
2006:   No Title, Goldfish Fine Art, Catalogue
NSA Summer Show, Goldfish Fine Art, Catalogue
2004:   Summer Exhibition, South West Academy, Catalogue
2003:   Landscapes & Desire, Catherine Tuck, Sutton Publishing
Catching the Wave: Contemporary Art and Artists in Cornwall, Tom Cross, Halsgrove
2002:   Art: N.S.A., Newlyn Society of Artists, Catalogue
Eden: Tim Smit, Bantam Press
Broomhill Sculpture Gardens
2000:   20 Years of Contemporary Art, Falmouth Art Gallery, Catalogue
1993:   Images of Christ, Religious Iconography in Twentieth Century British Art, Catalogue
1992:   Exhibition review, Spectator, Giles Auty