Friday, 1 November 2019

Victorian Craft Award - the ceramic issue!


Craft Victoria
Watson Place, Melbourne

19 October - 30 November 2019


A really handsome and spacious presentation of 51 selected members of Craft. Congratulations to curator Chlöe and Craft staff for pulling this together. 



Award for Excellence 

(Recognising the highest achievement in creativity, innovation and design across media. Supported by the Bowness Family Foundation.)

Delighted to cheer the Award for Excellent given to David Ray for his baroquely decorated soup turin. 
Upon acceptance of his award, David took the microphone to remind us all that Australia continues to be in denial of our genocidal history and that this work highlights the lie that Australia Day celebrates. 

David Ray, Impact, 2018, earthenware

Ceramic works also featured:

Jan Vogelpoel, Shadow and Ghost, Scarva & earthenware

Chris Plumridge, Creativity stone, porcelain, original glazes

Jane Sawyer, Planetary: Gas Giant #1, ceramic

Sally Kent, Pods, porcelain

Vanessa Lucas, Placid vases, porcelain

Garry BIsh, Dark Cathedral, ceramic slip cast

Alan Constable, Not titled (telescope), earthenware, glaze

Magdalena Dmowska, Oblivious, ceramic

Cassie Leatham, Women On Country, pipeclay, river reeds, ema fat, ochre, sinew

Dawn Tang, Sunset - Pink Glow, porcelaneous stoneware, colour slips, glaze

kate Brouwer, Kaiketsu Vase, stoneware clay & glaze

Yoko Ozawa, Tsutusmareru - Surrounded, stoneware, porcelain, glaze


Michaela Pegrum, Mutual Bloom, silk, copper, terracotta, wood ash 

Honorary inclusion for the wonder of these enameled and rusted surfaces, eloquent vessels and refined rims. 

Katrina Tyler, Urban Vessels, oxidised copper, enamel paint

Rosie Gunzburg, Stitch, mild steel, enamel, brass

Inari Kiuru, Blink (a thought about time), mild steel, enamel, glass, aluminium, glass, human ashes, paint, iron, patine, wax, magnets. 

Friday, 18 October 2019

Ceramics at Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight

28 Russell Pl, Melbourne


Know to be a contemporary gold and silversmith gallery, I was pleased to see the retail and hanging plinth featuring the work of Tessy King. 


Tessy King





 





Also vessels and vessel collaborations from:

Jessilla Rogers & Seb Brown


Erub Arts


Sunday, 25 August 2019

2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramics Award

The 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA) celebrates and promotes contemporary Australian artists working in the ceramic medium. With $50,000 in prize money, the SMFACA cements its place as the premier Australian acquisitive ceramic award.
The prestigious $50,000 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Lynda Draper for her work 'Somnambulism', 2019.
The 2019 shortlisted artists are:
  • Julie Bartholomew
  • Stephen Bird
  • Greg Daly
  • Lynda Draper
  • Juz Kitson
  • Isadora Vaughan


Julie Bartholomew




 


Lynda Draper


 




 





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Isadora Vaughan 

 

 











Victorian Craft Award - the ceramic issue!

Craft Victoria Watson Place, Melbourne 19 October - 30 November 2019 A really handsome and spacious presentation of 51 selected memb...