Elizabeth Shaw’s arts practice is imbedded in the traditions of silversmithing and sculpture. She exhibits regularly and contributes to academic research with a focus on ethical practice and the social and cultural values and meanings associated with objects. Her works have been curated into national and international exhibitions, including Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor (2012-14 touring 14 venues AU), Greensmith Artisan Brisbane (2014) and Abrams Claghorn Gallery, San Francisco USA (2016), Icons National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford UK (2014) and Sleight of Hand Brewhouse Burton upon Trent, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh and Plymouth College of Arts (2015). She is an international member of the advisory board for Ethical Metalsmiths and the inaugural chair of the Education Committee. She assisted with the delivery of the Radical Jewellery Makeover in Brisbane 2010 and New Mexico 2011. In 2013 she programmed and chaired the JMGA conference Participation and Exchange. She has been the recipient of grants and awards, in 2013 she was awarded first prize in the Sunshine Coast Arts Prize judged by Emeritus Professor Peter Pinson. She convenes the studio major of Jewellery and Small Objects within the Fine Art degree. Her work is represented in private and public collections. She has served on the boards of state and national arts organisations and has since 2013 been a member of the international advisory panel for Ethical Metalsmiths.
More details of Elizabeth Shaw’s publications and research profile can be found on Griffith's Research Hub.