Shan Turner-Carroll

1987             Born Cessnock, Australia

2008             Advanced Diploma Newcastle Art School TAFE, Newcastle

2011             Bachelor of Fine Art (Distinction) University of Newcastle

2012             Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) Class 1 University of Newcastle

2016             Master of Philosophy (Fine Art) The University of Newcastle, including one year exchange at & Parsons School of                         Design, The New School, NYC


2017      Finalist for 2018 Create NSW, Fellowship Emerging, Art Space, Sydney

2015      Margaret Olley Memorial Scholarship

2014      APA University Scholarship

2013      Nick Waterlow OAM Highly Commended Award

2013      Finalist for the Macquarie Group Emerging artist

2013      Winner of The Doctor Harold Schenberg Scholarship, PIC, Perth

2013.     Finalist in Hatched” the National Tertiary Art Prize, PICA

2012      University of Newcastle Student Art Prize

2012      The Jennie Thomas Travelling Art Scholarship, University of Newcastle


2021      Edge Of The Garden, COMA Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2020      Bodies On A Rock, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW, curated by Kim Blunt

2019      Poems To The Poems, Matsushima Bunko Museum, Japan, (curated by Ryota Sato)

2017      Relics, GCS Gallery, in association ACP, Sydney, (curated by Casuarina Bird)

2016      Rites of Passage: The Lost art of Being Human, WATT Space Gallery, Newcastle

2015      Traveller, Standard Practice Space, NYC,(curated by Jessie English)

2013      Primal Crown, 7000 Padauk, Myanmar, (curated by Nathalie Johnston)

2012.     Primal Crown, Honours exhibition, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle

2012.     REIM, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, (curated by David Wills)


2021      It’s Only A Gift (If you See It As Gift ) OuterSpace ,Brisbane, curated by Laurie Oxenford + Grace Dewar

2020      20:20 “Edge Of The Garden”, MAMA, Albury, (curated by Nanette Orly, Andrea Briggs, Michael Moran).   

2019      All The Rivers Run, The Australian Consulate, NYC, (curated by Simone Douglas)

2019      At The Edge Of The Universe, Pingyao International Festival of Photography, China, (curated by Simone Douglas)

2018      Cmon step on my Lego CONTINGENCY”, LungA studios, Iceland, (curated by Lotte Rose Kjær Skau & Daniel                          Grossman)

2018      1818 Project, Newcastle Art Gallery, (curated by Sarah Johnson)

2018      Weaving Stories, Art Space Realm, Maroondah, Melbourne

2017      2018 Create NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Curated by Talia Linz, Art Space, Sydney

2016      Its Timely, The Lock Up Gallery, Newcastle, (curated by Gary Carsley)

2016      Home, Auckland Festival of Photography, NZ (curated by Simone Douglas)

2015      Scraping, Digging, Unearthing, 25 East Gallery, New York City

2015      Ash Island and its Transformations, “Hattie & Nellie”, The Lock Up, Newcastle, (curated by Belinda Howden)

2014      Macquarie Group Emerging Artist, Sydney

2013      Hatched, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, (curated by Leigh Rob)


2021      to be Magazine, Issue 02

2021      Art Collectors      

2020      Art Guide Australia

2020      The Maitland Mercury

2018      Art Guide Australia

2018      The Newcastle Herald

2018      Art Monthly

2016      The Newcastle Herald Review

2013      April 23 The University of Sydney (Web)

2013      April 23 The University of Western Australia (Web)

2013      June 7 Myanmar art Revolution Blog

2012      March 3 The Newcastle Harold


2021      Brand X Live Work Space, William Street Tenancy

2020      Parramatta AIR Program, Australia

2019      Matsushima Bunko Museum, Kojima, Japan

2019      Space Bodies III, Ontario, Canada

2018      LungA School, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

2016      LungA School, Seydisfjordur, Iceland


Maitland Regional Gallery, The Macquarie Group,The University of Newcastle, Curve Gallery.