Curriculum Vitae – Shana James

Born: 1969 Perth, Australia


1989 Bachelor of Arts (fine arts) Curtin University of Technology

2009 Present Public Art Concepts (unit 23323 advanced diploma) Central Tafe

Master of  Arts by Research (Visual Arts) Edith Cowan University


Kerry Stokes

Art Bank

The WA Water Corporation

The Western Australian Ministry for Culture and the Arts

Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, Perth

Monash University

Penrhos College


2016 York Art Award Highly Commended

2012 Mosman Park Art Prize Highly Commended

2011 Printmakers Association Highly Commended

2010 Printmakers Association Highly Commended

2010 City of Melville Art Award works on Paper Highly Commended

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Down the Rabbit Hole, Spectrum Project Space Edith Cowan University, Perth

2019 Curiouser and Curiouser STALA CONTEMPORARY, Perth

2015 Understanding Alice, Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne

2008 Interplay, Little Creatures Brewery, Fremantle

2007 Precipitate, QV1 Foyer, St Georges Tce Perth

2000 Pomegranate, Artplace

1997 Shana James and Three Narrative Artists, Artplace

Festival of Perth Exhibition

1995 Shana James – Works on Paper, Artplace

1994 Artist in Residence – Work in Progress, Canning Arts Centre

1990 Looking Inside, The Bridge Gallery (Artrage – Fringe Festival Perth)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Carve Print Repeat, ARMA museum Ubud Bali.

2019 Nexus, Gallery 25, Edith Cowan University, Perth

2019 Linocut Gardens, ARMA museum Ubud Bali.

2018 Contemporary Print Media Awards PAWA, Moore’s Building Fremantle

2018 Edith Cowan Library, works by Post Graduate Students from the School of Arts

2017 Between the Sheets Artists Books, Curated by Gallery East at Central Tafe Perth

2017 Between the Sheets Artists Books, Curated by Gallery East at Australian Galleries Melbourne.

2016 York Art Prize

2016 Guildford Grammar Exhibition

2016 Seven Printmakers Respond to Place, Curated Exhibition Heathcote Gallery Applecross

2015 Between the Sheets, Artists Books Curated Exhibition  Gallery East Central Gallery

2015 Prints on display at the Found shop Fremantle Arts Centre

2015 Printmaking on display at the Artisan Store, Fremantle

2014 Mandorla Art Award shortlisted Linton and Kay Galleries

2014 ArtEX group exhibition invites participant Moores Building, Fremantle

2014 Art at Perth College

2014 Newman College Art show

2014 Show Off City of Cockburn

2014 Melville art award

2013 City of Victoria Park Art Award

2013 Newman College Exhibition

2013 Guildford Grammar Art Show Invited participant

2013 Show Off Artists from the City of Cockburn

2012 City of Mosman Park Art Prize

2012 Show Off Artists from the City of Cockburn

2012 City of Melville Art Prize

2012 Vancouver Art Prize, Albany

2011 Guildford Grammar Exhibition

2010 Trinity College Exhibition

2010 City of Melville Art Award

2010 Perth College Art@PC

2006 Artitude Speech and Hearing Exhibition Perth Convention Centre

2004 12/10 Bali Commemorative Exhibition Colonial house, Royal Perth Hospital

2004 Artplace Group Exhibition

1999 Directors Choice, Gallery 101, Melbourne

1998 Directors Choice, Gallery 101, Melbourne

1998 Artplace at 101, Gallery 101 Melbourne

1994 ACAF*4, Fourth Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne


1998 Artflight

1995 W.A . Department for the Arts, Special Project Grant

Other Experience

2017 Artist in Residence Penrhos College, Como Perth WA

2015 Artist in Residence January Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA

2015 Commissioned to make linocuts for Cheese labels boutique Cheesemaker Stone and Crow

2014 Commissioned to make a linocut medieval craftsman for logo and signage

2012 Commissioned to make a series of wine labels for Jack Russell Wine Company  telling the story of the winemaker’s life in 6 linocut images.

2012 Fremantle Arts Centre Bazaar stallholder.

1993 Artist in Residence at the Canning Arts Centre


2017 West Australian Weekend Arts “Library of Artful Perspectives”  March 25th  p97 (image lower right)

2016 Gallery Circuit p27 Seven Printmakers Respond to Place p27

2012 Cockburn Gazette, “Tribute to Public Spaces” 5th June

2012 West Australian, “Modern Spin on Ancient Arts” 25th April

2008 Interplay Catalogue Essay Ted Snell

2007 Precipitate, Exhibition Catalogue, Jo-ann Whalley

“Life’s Decisions Inspire Artist” Western Suburbs Weekly, 1st May Louise Bettison

“Floating Metaphors” Fremantle Herald, Sat 21st April

Selected Teaching Experience

  • 2006 -Current Tutor at the Fremantle Arts Centre in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking – Etching Linocut, Collograph, Drypoint.
  • 2015 – Current Proprietor and Facilitator of Creative Breaks linocut retreats in Pemberton, WA and Ubud, Bali
  • 2018 – 2020 Special Art Students at John Curtin College of the Arts, taught year 11 etching in the after school program
  • 2019 Relief Lecturer at Edith Cowan University. First year Linocut
  • 2018 -Designed and implemented STEAM project in four Kwinana Primary Schools. Children made concertina Artists’ Books with a narrative based on a native animal and taking into account information from for guest speakers.
  • 2014 – Relief Lecturer at Central Institute of Technology (formally Central Tafe)
  • 2013 Central Institute of Technology (formally Central Tafe) 1 semester teaching Intaglio Print to Certificate IV students
  • 2013 Workshop at UWA fine art department how to make a Concertina Artist Book – Designed to give practical skills for an extended multimedia project Pathways
  • 2013 Penrhos College One day Workshop Large Scale Drypoint Print.
  • 2009 – 2012 UWA extension Kings Park Festival, Linocuts inspired by West Australian Flora
  • 2011 Winterfold Primary workshop in Relief printing – Medieval Art Workshop designed to link to year 4 -5 curriculum for social studies
  • 2009 Winterfold Primary workshop create a pop-up book designed to link to literacy structure of a story for year 5-6 students
  • 2010 Winterfold Primary workshop create a pop-up book designed to link to literacy structure of a story for year 3-4 students
  • 2009 Perth College Art Camp students painting and drawing based on Fremantle architecture
  • 2002 Kidogo – After school and school holiday workshops for primary ages
  • 1996 Palmyra Community Centre, Art for Children. -After school classes
  • 1994    Canning Art Centre, art classes for adults
  • 1991 Edith Cowan University, Printmaking ARE1140
  • 1991 Curtin University, adjunct lecturer Printmaking, Assisted Mary Moore teaching first year fine art students.
  • 1992 Tesco ICS English School, English as a Second Language. Tokyo Japan – Taught Japanese business men and women English as a second language.