Tim Shaw



1964 Born Belfast

1985 – 89 Falmouth College of Art, BA (Hons) Fine Art



2013 Awaken from the Dream of Reality, Millennium Gallery, St.Ives

2013 Parliament, Jam Records, Falmouth, curated by Olivia Gray

2012 Soul Snatcher Possession, Riflemaker, London

2011 Origins of The Drummer, Millennium Gallery, St. Ives

2009 Riflemaker at The Kenneth Armitage Foundation, London

2008 Casting A Dark Democracy, Kenneth Armitage Foundation, London

Future History, Goldfish Fine Art, Cornwall

2006 No Title, Goldfish Fine Art, Cornwall

2005 Fragments from the Middle World, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall

1999 La Corrida: Dreams In Red, Falmouth Public Art Gallery, Cornwall

1997 La Corrida: Dreams In Red, Duncan Campbell Gallery, London

1995 Fragments from Middle World, Duncan Campbell Gallery, London

1992 Fragments from Middle World, Albemarle Gallery, London



2012 The Green Man, Antony Estate, Torpoint , Cornwall

2009 – 11 The Drummer, Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall

2008 The Minotaur, The Royal Opera House, London

2000 – 04 Rites of Dionysus, The Eden Project, Cornwall



2018 Sculpture: Modern and Contemporary, Beaux Arts London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018, RA, London

 Beaux Arts Summer Exhibition

2017 Beaux Arts Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017, RA, London

2016 Beaux Arts Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016, RA, London

2015 Homo Sapiens Exhibition

Beaux Arts Summer Exhibition

2014  Beaux Arts Winter Exhibition

Beaux Arts Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014, RA, London

Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Royal West of England Academy

Tremenheer Sculpture Garden, Penzance

2013 Rituals are tellers of us, Newlyn Art Gallery

Limbo, Truro Arts Festival

Dark Rooms, Old School Helston

2012 Royal Academy Summer Show, London

Sculptors’ Drawings, Works on Paper, Pangolin Gallery 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 Fairy Tales, Millennium Gallery, St. Ives

2009 Volta, Art Basel, Riflemaker gallery

In The Mix, Pangolin gallery, London

The Sculpture Show , Mullan Galllery , Belfast

2008 Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

Icons,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

2006 Spontaneous Combustion, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall

2005 Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum

The Sculpture Show, Mullan Gallery, Belfast2004 Drawing the Line, Newlyn Art Gallery

2003 Drummer of Light, Truro Museum, Cornwall

2000 Art 2000, Gordon Hepworth Gallery, London

1997 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

1996 Resident artists, Casa Manilva, Delfina Studio Trust, Spain

1993 Images of Christ, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London



2013 Elected Member of the Royal Academy

Elected Honorary Fellow, Falmouth University

Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors

2008 The Federation of British Artists Selectors’ Choice, Threadneedle Prize

2006 Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Fellowship Award, London

2005 The Mullan Prize, Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition

Prince of Wales Bursary Award, The British School at Athens

2003 First Prize, Millfield Open

1997 Prize Winner, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

1996 Delfina Studio 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

The Genuine Article, Cornwall Today, Alex Wade

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,


2002 Art: N.S.A., Newlyn Society of Artists, Catalogue

Eden: Tim Smit, Bantam Press

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 AutyCollections

Arts Council

Carew-Pole Garden Trust

David Roberts Foundation

Delfina Foundation

Eden Project

Boyle Civic Collection

Cornwall County Council

Kenneth Armitage Foundation

Falmouth Art Gallery Collection

British School at Athens

UCA Farnham Collection