Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Domestic Frontier #2

A Two Week Pop Up Event
4-16 August 2015
466 Smith Street Collingwood

This is the second Frontier event from this talented gang of makers. Styled with a perfect balance of colour, texture, scale and material.

Beautiful handcrafted work by
Vic Pemberton, Bridget Bodenham, Glencross Woodwork, Erin Malloy, Georgia Clark, Sandra Bowkett, Looseleaf, and Sophie Moran.

Feast your eyes on this:












FORM (English) = FORM (Danish) = AAKAR (Hindi)

An investigation of ceramic form by Bhuvnesh Prasad, Sandra Bowkett and Len Kuhl Jakobsen
Mr Kitly
18 July - 2 August 2015

Quote from the beautifully written room sheet: 
In Sandra's woodfire kiln Bhuvnesh's simple, elegant forms informed by Indian traditions highlight the beauty that occurs when clay an ash under heat alchemize to create luscious rich surfaces. 

It may have been only 3 or 4 years ago that Sandra built her woodfire kiln. It has been richly rewarding to watch the output of her practice in rural Victoria. The ash effect becoming ever more complex but touching ever so lightly on the vessel. Her work with Bhuvnesh is sensitively simple and pure.






And again from the room sheet:
Lene's works are meant to intrigue as being both from the earth and by the hand and ash from Sandra's woodfired kiln.

The ability of a firing technique to explicitly unite the works in this exhibition is a delight.


Sunday, 2 August 2015

Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2015

Manningham Art Gallery, Doncaster.
15 July - 29 August 2015

Shortlisted and judged by Robert Reason, Curator of European & Australian Decorative Arts at the Art Gallery of South Australia. This year's Manningham Award was a strong selection with range of makers,  techniques, familiar faces and welcome newbies.
Congratulations to Dean Smith whose tall slab vessel, Pine Forest was a quietly impressive vessel of shimmering black metallic glaze, enamel linework and complicated making.

For artist statements, full listing of shortlisted ceramics and better images, Manningham Gallery has produced this online catalogue.

Dean Smith Award Winner




Ted Secombe


Kirsten Perry
Lee Goller
Sue Robey - Acquired

Amy Kennedy
Kate Jones
Dawn Vachon
Varuni Kanagasundarum
Yvette De Lacy
And for further acquisitions:
Iriana Kanelopollou  - Acquired

Prue Venables - Acquired



Cooked – a group show of contemporary ceramics

Andrei Davidoff, Dawn Vachon, Grace Brown, Kenny Pittock, Madeleine Thornton-Smith, Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Susan Robey and Tai Snaith....