Monday, 12 August 2019

An Idea Needing To Be Made: Contemporary Ceramics

Heide Museum of Modern Art
27 July - 20 October 2019
Curated by Glenn Barkley & Artistic Director Lesley Harding

Curatorial blurb:
An Idea Needing to Be Made is an exhibition centred predominantly around the idea of the vessel form and its continued use and reinvention by contemporary artists working with clay.
It is foregrounded historically by the work of the Australian artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, whose interest in and interrogation of the vessel and the still life tradition ushered in a new way of thinking for ceramicists about function, display and purpose.
Most of the artists in the exhibition deal with one or more of the enquiries and ideas explored by Pigott: how can a vessel function as both something to be used but also about use; in what ways can an artwork be understood as a collection or suite of objects; and why is the past an eternal present in ceramic practice?

The exhibition features the work of artists from Australia and overseas, including:
Alison Britton (UK)
Kathy Butterly (US)
Kirsten Coelho (AUS)
Pippin Drysdale (AUS)
Ernabella Arts (AUS)
Simone Fraser (AUS)
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (AUS)
King Houndekpinkou (FRA)
Nicolette Johnson (AUS)
Kang Hyo Lee (KOR)
Kate Malone (UK)
Laurie Steer (NZ

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott





Laurie Steer

 


Alison Britton





Ernabella Arts Wankaru (Surviving), 2019

Marceena Jack, Langaliki Lewis, Lynette Lewis, Rachel Lionel, Vennita Lionel, Yurpiya Lional, ALions Milyika Carroll, Janice Stanley, Renita Stanley, Carlene Thompson, MNarissa Thompson & Tanya Williams


 

Kate Malone





Kathy Butterly







Kirsten Coelho

King Houndepinkou

 


Kang Hyo Lee


 



Simone Fraser



 



Pippen Drysdale



Nicolette Johnson



Wunderkammer Room 


Alison Britton above
John Wardell's (architect)  two shelf stash below. I wunder why the architect needs to be part of this installation of artist inspiration from the studio. 


Shards bin or architects folly?

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