Often responding to the socio-political, historical and human attributes of a given site, Shaun instigates long-term collaborative projects that are realised across different mediums, from local community actions to large-scale sculptural installations. Notable projects include, I’M STAYING (2014 to present), MORNING (2014 to 2018), PLOT (2018 to present) and The Call of Home (2018 to present). With a research led practice and an emphasise on process, moments of public activity tend to facilitate investigation and dialogue surrounding the project, whether that’s via an exhibition, group walk, a book or a workshop.
Shaun’s projects are site responsive and collaborative allowing opportunity to build relationships with different individuals, groups and organisations: I’M STAYING included the Bristol public voters, Arnolfini, Bristol Biennial, Annka Kultys Gallery, YAC (Trevor Smith), Sculpture in the City and Letrangere Gallery.
MORNING included, TAP, Laindon District Community Archive, King Edward Centre, Basildon Council, Focal Point Gallery, Beecroft Museum, South Kiosk and New Town Utopia. PLOT has included Basildon Heritage, Back Lane West, The Old Waterworks, South Kiosk and TOMA.
Shaun graduated from an MFA at Goldsmiths in 2017 and received the Firstsite Collectors Group Bursary Award 2019, Dialogue 5 mentorship by, Mark Devereux Projects 2018, Threads Micro Residency 2018, A-N Bursary Recipient, Venice Biennial, 2017 Recipient of Grants for the Arts ACE - MORNING project 2016 and Curfew Tower Residency, Northern Ireland 2013
Shaun is also the founder of Bas-Arts-Index which is an online directory and project for creatives individuals, groups, organisations; born, living, working in or making work about the Basildon borough. The index focuses on action-based dialogue and critique through collaboration.