Morgan Shimeld

Morgan  Shimeld


The work of Sydney based sculptor, Morgan Shimeld, is primarily concerned with the aesthetic and theoretical concepts of modernist architecture and design. Shimeld’s work, characterised by attention to structure and form, incorporates cast, welded and fabricated bronze and steel.

In 2000, Shimeld graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, from the University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts. Shimeld has been a finalist in a number of prestigious art prizes including: The Mt Buller Sculpture Award 2013, The Montalto Sculpture Prize 2013, Sculpture at Scenic World 2013, Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2011, The UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition 2010, The Deakin Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2010, The Sawmillers Reserve Sculpture Prize 2010, and Sculpture by the Sea 2009. Shimeld’s work has been sought after by many private collectors and has also been acquired by Artbank Australia.


1998-00     Bachelor of Visual Arts, SCA, University of Sydney. Glass Studio Major

Solo Exhibitions   

2018 - Sydney Contemporary Art Fair – Piermarq Gallery
         - Sydney Contemporary Art Fair – Living Edge Edition
2017 - Heat, Piermarq Gallery, Sydney
2016 - Bronze, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney  
2015 - Vertex, Gallery 2010, Surry Hills
         - Morgan Shimeld Sculpture, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
         - Sculpture Park, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2014 - Finalist Sculpture by the Sea 2014, Sydney
         - Finalist Minumental, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
         - Winner – Normyle Artist Residency (Minumental)
         - Finalist Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi
         - Artisans in the Gardens, Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney
         - Highly Commended - Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2014, Sydney
         - Finalist University of Western Sydney Sculpture Award 2014, Sydney
         - Winner – Janice Reid Emerging Artists Award (UWS Sculpture Award)
         - Finalist Sculpture at Scenic World 2014, Katoomba
         - Finalist, Sculputre at Sawmillers Reserve 2014, Sydney
         - Winner – Mayor’s Award (Sculpture at Sawmillers)
2013 - Finalist, Mt Buller Sculpture Award 2013, Victoria
         - Finalist, Montalto Sculpture Prize 2013, Victoria
         - Finalist, Sculpture at Scenic World 2013, NSW
2012 - Heat, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
         - Au Courant, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney                    
         - Finalist, Sculpture in the vineyards 2012, NSW
         - Finalist, 6 inch show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2011 - Converge, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - Sculpture 11, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - Group show, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney
         - Lust, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - Self Portraits, China Heights Gallery, Sydney
         - Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2011, Sydney 
2010 - Sculpture 10, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition 2010, UWS, Sydney
         - Finding Form Creating Space/ Disrupting Space, UWS, Sydney
         - Sawmillers Reserve Sculpture Prize 2010, Sawmillers Reserve
         - Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Melbourne 
2009 - Winner - Royal Show, glass category, Sydney
         - Encore, Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney
         - Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London                   
         - Sculpture by the Sea 2009, Bondi, Sydney
2008 - Tracing Constructs, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - Sculpture 2008, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - Open Slather, Ausglass Conference members exhibition, ANU,
         - ACT Winner - Hisglass trade show award, Ausglass Conference
         - Winner - Hunters Hill Council Art Prize, sculpture category
         - Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize 2008
2007 - Architectural Evolution, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - Hunters Hill Council Art Prize, Sydney (commended)
         - New from Australia, Chappell Gallery, New York
2006 - Small, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize 2006
2005 - Sculpture 2005 - Kinetic Art, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - New 7, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - Object Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2004 - Sculpture 2004 Rock, Paper, Scissors, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - Three Colours - White, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
         - Nonennui, 100 artists, Level 7, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo, Sydney
2003 - Sculpture 2003, Koshland Studio, Sydney
         - Three Colours - Blue, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2000 - Open day and graduating exhibition, SCA, The University of Sydney
         - Designate, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
         - Third Degree Burns, Glass Artists' Gallery, Sydney


2018 - Triplex Black, Private collection New York
         - Cube Formation Series, Byron Bay
         - Commission, Private Collection Melbourne
         - Cube Formation Series, Law Society of NSW
2017 - Triplex Large, Bassam Fellows, New Cannan, Connecticut
         - Converge Large, Mittagong
2016 - Cube Formation, Smart Design Studio, Surry Hills
         - Wall Sculpture, Louisa Rd, Birchgrove
2015 - Brass Bar, The Office Space, Paramount House
         - Architectural Façade, Chelsea St House
         - Traced Triplex, Bates Smart, Nicholson St Melbourne
2012 - Gowings state Theatre Hotel, Sydney
2011 - Intercontinental Crown Hotels, Melbourne
2010 - Smirnoff bottle Smirnoff Black launch      
2009 - Family sculpture in conjunction with Sam Crawford Architects
         - Torch of Knowledge sculpture for Danebank Girls School
1998 - Operation Break Free - charity auction
         - Footprints in the Sand, for Australian sporting identities


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