Marie Shannon

b. 1960

Marie Shannon b.1960, Nelson is an Auckland-based artist who works with photography, video and drawing. Her work has always been concerned with her immediate surroundings, and has at times addressed the work of other artists. Following the death of her partner, the artist Julian Dashper, in 2009, she has been cataloguing his art works and archive in their shared Auckland studio. It is from this process that she has gathered the material for her text-based videos.

Shannon majored in photography at the University of Auckland School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1982. She currently teaches photography and media arts in the Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts programme at Unitec, Auckland

CIRCUIT Resources

Podcast in conversation with Megan Dunn (2018)
Essay by Victoria Wynne-Jones (2015)
Conversation with Alex Davison and Marie Shannon (2015)
Essay by Megan Dunn (2013)

CIRCUIT Projects

Renewal, Aperture Asia & Pacific Film Festival, London, UK (2019); Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin (2019)

Selected Exhibitions

Rooms found only in the home (solo), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Rooms found only in the home (solo), Te Uru, Auckland
Here we are, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Rooms found only in the home (solo), Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
Rooms found only in the home (solo), Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
Short Stories (solo), Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland

Rooms found only in the home, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
An Architecture of Things, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland

Notes and Letters (solo), PS, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Aachen Faxes (solo), Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
this is the cup of your heart, The Dowse, Lower Hutt
THE XX FACTOR, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland

The things we talked about, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland University of Technology
Julian Dashper and Friends, City Gallery Wellington
TRUTH + FICTION, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland

The Aachen Faxes, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington

What I Am Looking At, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

Large Still Life, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
Marie Shannon, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
Love Notes (solo), Courtenay Place light boxes, Off-site project of City Gallery, Wellington

Fissure, Five Shows, Five Curators,  ACProjects, New York, USA

Headlands: Thinking through New Zealand Art, MCA, Sydney, Australia