Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran: In the Beginning

Pertinent use of University of Melbourne's museum collections to add snap and sparkle to Ramesh's magpie-like assemblage of stuff. 


A panopoly of materials and joyfully self referential and neo-expressionist outpouring across all surface. 


Hyper-fun, combined with layers of cultural and history of art references hidden amidst the jetsom. 


Ian Potter Museum of Art

22 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

Ceramic Jug, Cyprus, c 2300-2200BCE University of Melbourne Art Collection

Uniitled Figure 13 2016 earthenware, glaze, gold lustre, plantinum lustre, enamel & Untitled (Hindu God) not dated, concrete The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Purchased by the Faculty of Architecture. Unkown Artist (Madhubani, India) Kali, the black goddess, 1982, brush and ink on paper,  The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Purchased by the Faculty of Indian Studies.
Untitled, 2016, Bronze
Untitled Figure 14, 2016, un-fired clay, synthetic wig, glitter, acrylic, garbage bag, plastic fern

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Kintsugi Interest

Go to the source for impeccable restorations using kintsugi.

If you don't know of this blog,  Andrew Baseman's blog Past Imperfect blog post are full of ingenious gems of restoration.

Here's the PastImperfect entry on kintsugi where Andrew has presented some amazing historic examples.

As for local masters, here's Petrus Spronk

RMIT Ceramics Graduate Exhibition

Object Based Practice

RMIT Building 4 Basement (Ceramics Studio)

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Exciting EOY exhibition by RMIT ceramics students. Impressive range of conceptual interests and ways of working with clay displayed here.

See-Mum Soo I Seek for Sanctuary, 2016 stoneware, porcelain, cord

Lucy Mactier, Various Envies,  2016 stoneware

Lucy Mactier, The Landscape of Love,  2016 stoneware

Samantha O'Farrell Freak Show1, Humanoid,  2016 eathernware

Alexandra Casey Glory, 2016 Southern Ice Porcelain, gold & silver lustre

Rebecca Smith Spring 2016 porcelain, sugar, jasmine, rose petals, egg whites, paper, gouache, copper, enamel

Janice Ng Identity Revealed  2016 porcelain

Tao Delves Untitled 2016 stoneware

Te Claire Series 1-11 2016 earthenware, underglaze, human hair, gouache, wood, glass, latex

Te Claire Torso & Fly 2016 earthenware, glaze, human hair, fly, latex, wax, cotton

Eva Giannoulidis Wallflower 2016 stonewarwe

Also part of the RMIT graduate night is Masters student Lesley Walsh
Lesley Walsh From One State To Another: From Disorder to Renewal


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