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Connor Ovenden-Shaw 


About Connor

Connor Ovenden-Shaw, Also Known as Foot, is a non-binary queer artist based on Wadawurrung land in Melbourne’s west. Working within textile, photography and performance they are known for their unique and absurdist take of gender identity, sustainability and beauty standards. Graduating in 2016, they have since participated in exhibitions both solo and group based in regional and metropolitan galleries, as well as being a finalist in various art prizes in 2016,2019 and 2022 respectively.

As well as their own practice, Connor works closely alongside councils and the TAFE system in hosting education and workshop opportunities in a range of fields including Zine Making, Textile, Photography and creative writing.

Their artist/drag Persona Foot is often referenced within both their physical work and through social and online platforms, including a feature within Melbourne Fringe 2022 and The Herald Sun Early 2023.

Past Exhibitions

Lineage - Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery 2017
IUVENTUS - F Project Arts, Warrnambool 2020

'Queer Country' as part of Bendigo Pride - Dudley House Gallery 2021
'Reconstructing Fragments' Group Exhibition - Woods Street Arts Space, Laverton 2022
Patchwork Renaissance - C & H Gallery, Hoppers Crossing 2022

CONTENT WARNING: Queer, Fat, Sexy - Wyndham Art Gallery 2023

Grants, Prizes and Residencies

Peter Lucas Memorial Art Prize - November 2016
IDAHOBIT Day Exhibition Grant - 2020
Wyndham Creative Development Grant - 2021
Wyndham Art Prize Finalist - 2022
ArtsAssist Creative Project Grant - 2022
Artist Residency - Tarneit Community Learning Centre 2022
Recycled Garment Prize, Fabric Of Life Festival - Warrnambool 2022

Blacktown Art Prize Finalist (Highly Commended)- 2022/23
Wundergym Residency - Hotham Street Ladies- Wyndham - 2023

Public Works



Wood Street Art Space Billboard - 2022

Treatment III - Western Treatment Plant - 'Turning' Collaborator - 2023

Leo Kennedy Centre - Blacktown Arts Permanent Collection 2023

Email -

Tel - 0434 557 631

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