Tuesday, 1 November 2016


A Trio of Unusual Materials - focus on the work by Trent Jansen

Jane Badger, Catherine Bell, Vicki Couzens, Adam John Cullen, Julia deVille, Pia Interlandi, Linde Ivimey, Trent Jansen, Yvette King, Jenny Loft, Valerie Restarick, Naup Waup, Ken Wraight.


1 October - 3 December 2016

Delighted to have the chance to see this commission work again. First seen as part of Storm in a Teacup exhibition curated by Wendy Garden for the McClelland Regional Art Gallery in 2015. The combination of material are particular to both place and history

From the catalogue:

The Briggs Family Tea Service represents the marriage (1810) of Greoge Briggs , a free settler to Tasmania, to Woretermoeteyenner of the Pairrebeenne people, and the four children they had together. The tea service combines the materials common for water holding to each culture - porcelain in Britain and bull kelp in Tasmania - to represent the emergence of a hybrid culture.

Designed by Trent Jansen, made in collaboration with Rod Bamford (ceramics) , Oliver Smith (copper & brass) and Vicki West (bull kelp).

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