The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Hosts Turner-Prize Nominated Artist George Shaw

artwork: George Shaw - "Scenes from the Passion Bus Stop at the Top", 2003 - Humbrol enamel on board. - Courtesy Wilkinson Gallery, London. © George Shaw.  -  On view at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry in "George Shaw: I Woz 'ere" March 11th.


Coventry, UK.- The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is porud to present “George Shaw: I Woz ‘ere”, on view at the museum through March 11th. This exhibition marks the first major show of Turner-prize nomiated George Shaw’s work to be held in Coventry, the city where he grew up, and which provided much of the subject matter for his works. The exhibition is a retrospective of Shaw’s work. Concerned with leaving a mark and a static memory in an ever-changing environment, the exhibition will look to the past and explore how the places Shaw has painted for the last 15 years have become new and alien to their old world. George Shaw was born in 1966 and brought up on the Tile Hill estate of Coventry. After school Shaw attended Sheffield Polytechnic between 1986 and 1992 gaining a BA in Fine Art and a PGCE. Following this he attended the Royal College of Art in London where he completed a MA in Painting in 1998.