Claudia Chan Shaw is a vibrant, energetic woman of many talents  –  television and radio presenter, author, public speaker, fashion designer, curator, artist and collector. She is co-host and producer of television program, Antiques DownUnder and was co-host and presenter on ABC TV’s popular program, Collectors. Her book Collectomania: From objects of desire to magnificent obsession, celebrates collections both strange and beautiful. 

Claudia hosts and produces Arts Friday, 89.7fm Eastside Radio. She is in demand as a keynote speaker, MC, convener, lecturer and panellist.   

Claudia was the inaugural curator of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival (2016-2018). Her artwork has featured in solo and groups shows including the Head On Photo Festival, GLOW Festival at HOTA, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, and Sydney Lunar Festival.  


Current Tours:

Art Deco to Art Now: Miami and New York  |  13 – 24 November 2024 (12 days)

Art Deco to Art Now: Singapore  |  16 – 22 January 2025 (7 days)

Hong Kong Art Week  |  25 – 30 March 2025 (6 days)

Art Nouveau and the Belle Époque  |  May 2025 (15 days)



“Claudia is national treasure! She made us all feel so welcome. Helpful, informative, excellent.”
Geraldine B.  |  Art Deco to Art Now: Singapore, 2024


“A wonderful tour leader who constantly sets a great tone for the whole group from day one. Intelligent, informative, generous and humorous. Her lectures were a total delight!”
Marianne S.  |  Art Deco to Art Now: Singapore, 2023


“Claudia is knowledgeable, extremely passionate and her enthusiasm for art and culture is infectious.”
Susan T.  |  Art Nouveau and the Belle Epoque, 2022


“Exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate on her subject, and with a good sense of humour, Claudia is a natural leader.”
Ross H.  |  Art Deco Sydney, 2021


“It was an absolute delight to spend the day in Claudia’s company. She has the most charming and engaging personality that perfectly matches the exuberance of the Art Deco spirit.”
Robin N.  |  Art Deco Potts Point, 2021


“Claudia is the perfect tour leader – knowledgeable, passionate and sensitive to her charges’ questions and needs.”
Helen M.  |  Art Deco Potts Point, 2021


“Claudia was delightful – knowledgeable & fun – a rare combination!.”
Geoff McC.  |  Art Deco Sydney, 2021


“Absolutely charming. A pleasure to be in her company. Her professionalism and attention to detail was exemplary.”
Gina C.  |  Art Deco to Art Now: Shanghai and Hong Kong, 2019


“Claudia is absolutely incredible with a thorough knowledge in Art, Art Deco and New York city.”
Eszter V.  |  Art Deco to Art Now: New York, 2018


“Claudia is an absolute delight. She made us feel like she was a new friend and her sense of humour and fun loving manner charmed us all. She obviously loves art and makes it a joy for us to discover it.”
Joanne D.  |  Art Deco to Art Now: Miami and Cuba, 2017

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