ARTIST NEWS | Shazia Imran In 2019 London Art Biennale Award



'Most Collectible Artist'
Shazia Imran


These are three of her works in the Mandala Collection. This collection is based on the mandala, representing the wholeness and unity of mankind. Representing the universe itself, the mandala is both microcosm and macrocosm and we all are part of it. No matter what region, race or religion we belong to, we are all humans. 

This body of work showcases how despite all our differences the core human values across the world are the same.


"Using the mandala in my paintings I observe the similarities in various communities through painting the common motifs and weaving the threads to depict human connections."





"My inspiration and influence comes from everything I see, feel and experience around me."


Recent Awards:
First prize winner, 2018 Chianciano Biennale, Italy

Mixed Media Award, London Art Biennale 2017, UK

Most Collectible Artist Award, Shenzhen City Art Fair 2017, China 

Lorenzo il Magnifico Award, Florence Biennale 2015, Italy


For those who might not yet know about Shazia Imran.


Macey and Sons is proud to be the sole gallery representative of Shazia's work in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Australian artist and sculptor, Shazia Imran is best known for her expressive mixed media pieces.

She has won many international awards including Lorenzo il Magnifico Award at the Florence Biennale 2015, Mixed media Award at the 2017 London Biennale, Most Collectible Artist Award at Shenzhen City Art Fair China and multiple awards in Australia.

She draws her inspiration from her travels, exploring the infinite expressiveness of her subjects through watercolours, acrylics and mixed media.

Her delicately multi-layered paintings explore the connections between landscape, memory and the subconscious through texture and the interplay of light and dark, creating an atmosphere that opens itself up to multiple meanings.

Her work has been exhibited internationally and hangs in public and private collections in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Australia.


"Art and design are something I’m very passionate about. Use of colour, shape, texture and light defines my style in capturing the personality and emotions of the subject."




An International Award

120 artists selected from 40 nations

The London Art Biennale is a museum-quality award exhibition curated by Gagliardi Art & Partners in conjunction with the Chianciano Art Museum. The exhibition is not theme based thus allowing for all artistic movements to be present. The focus is on painting, works on paper, sculpture, applied arts and digital art, professionally curated to give the viewer a stimulating yet coherent experience.

The exhibitions presented by this organisation values the promotion of art and culture as its most important achievement.


A Charity Auction is hosted during the opening of the exhibition as a tradition of the Biennale. Over the years, tens of thousand of pounds have been raised and donated to Rotary International's "End Polio Now" Charity, the Salvation Army and London's Air Ambulance.


This year, the Biennale will present a project that eloquently connects the worlds of art, virtual reality and mental health to raise funds for Age UK and the Rotary Club of Kensington and Chelsea. The Biennale will showcase a wonderful 5 year project by Dominic Green M.A FHEA and Danny Bacchus M.A FHEA of Sheffield Hallam University in which they utilise virtual reality to communicate the life of a person with mental health problems. The project was realised with artist Marcel Schreur, thirty year oral cancer and seven year vascular dementia survivor. The aim is to raise awareness and to allow people to experience what it is like to have a serious mental issue.


Admission is free for all are welcome to view the exhibitions held at 
Chelsea Old Town Hall London
23rd - 26th May 2019

King's Road, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3 5EE





Biennale Prize Giving Ceremony Date
Sunday 26th May 2019

5.30pm  (GMT+1)