b. 1978 -

The work of Sydney based sculptor, Morgan Shimeld (B. 1978-), 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.

Installation shot: PIERMARQ* booth at 2018 Sydney Contemporary – Morgan Shimeld, Zhuang Hong Yi & Maximilian Daniels


Catalogue, HEATWAVE (Morgan Shimeld, Maximilian Daniels, Anna May Henry & Matthew Kentmann):



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


2015  Vertex, Gallery 2010, Surry Hills
2011  Converge, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2008  Tracing Constructs, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2007  Architectural Evolution, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney


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

2017  Triplex Large, Bassam Fellows, New Cannan, Connecticut
2017  Converge Large, Mittagong
2016  Cube Formation, Smart Design Studio, Surry Hills
2016  Wall Sculpture, Louisa Rd, Birchgrove
2015  Brass Bar, The Office Space, Paramount
2015  Architectural Facade, Chelsea St House
2015  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
2009  Torch of Knowledge sculpture for Danebank Girls School
1998  Operation Break Free – charity auction
1998  Footprints in the Sand, for Australian sporting identities

Feel free to contact us on (02) 9660 7799 or [email protected] if you are interested in seeing all available work by Morgan Shimeld.

Also, we’re happy to say that all artwork can be acquired using ArtMoney: interest-free loans to buy art. After paying a 10% deposit you can take the painting home and pay the remaining balance over 9 months – interest free.

Morgan Shimeld in the studio
Morgan Shimeld, Triplex (2018), cast bronze, 79 x 64 x 32cm
Morgan Shimeld, Trimetric Yellow (2016), Bronze & yellow polyurethane, 30 x 30 x 15cm, ed 1/5
Morgan Shimeld, Trio Orange (2016), Bronze & orange polyurethane, 30 x 25 x 12cm, ed 3/5
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