Claudia Chan Shaw | Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

"Deco Dog"
by Claudia Chan Shaw

About the Artist

Claudia Chan Shaw’s diverse career in the creative industry spans art and design, photography, curating, television and radio, arts commentary, collecting and lecturing. She is codesigner for the acclaimed fashion label, Vivian Chan Shaw. She is perhaps most recognisable as cohost of the popular ABC TV series Collectors and is the curator of the City of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival. Claudia’s Rabbit lantern installation was displayed at the City of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Claudia is also an author and leads cultural art tours focusing on Art Deco.

About the artwork

Claudia Chan Shaw's art dog

Meet the Deco Dog – a stylish pooch inspired by Art Deco. I have just returned from New York, where I led an Art Gallery Society of NSW tour called New York – Art Deco to Art Now. My mind is full of Art Deco’s clean lines and geometrics. Art Deco is the 1920s, the Jazz Age and the Machine Age. Think of Erté designs featuring stylish women with their angular canines. Deco Dog is an homage to this rich design movement, that influenced not only architecture, but fashion, accessories, graphic design, sculpture, painting, film and photography. Deco Dog is an opulent and tactile experience.