1 May – 26 May 2019
opening Wednesday 1 May 5pm
This exhibition brings together a diverse group of contemporary ceramicists of national importance, celebrating the practices of Jenny Orchard, Roger Webb, Patrick Collins and Jeff Mincham. Each artist brings a depth of technique and tradition, which is uniquely applied through a contemporary lens, including sculpture, Edo inspired vessels and painted majolica.
This exhibition is part of the Australian Ceramics Triennale, more information and full program click link below:
Jeff Mincham started his education in ceramics with Les Blakebrough at the Tasmanian School of Art back in the 1970’s. 30 years later Jeff has been named 2009 Living Treasure – Master of Australian Craft. He is recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent and influential ceramic artists.
Jenny Orchard was born in Turkey, grew up in Zimbabwe and now lives in Sydney. She has had a career in ceramics, sculpture and art making since 1980. With a continuous exhibiting timeline from the Post -Modern to the present day- Post- Natural she continues to explore a personal cosmology of contemporary and historical diversity and belief.
Roger Webb was born in Oxford and lived in England, Ethiopia and Egypt before coming to Australia in 1961. After obtaining a Diploma of Art from the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, in 1968, he worked as an art teacher until 1980, then took up potting full time, selling his work at the markets in Salamanca Place and through Despard Gallery.
Patrick Collins an Hobart based ceramist artist, who works exclusively in tin glazed maiolica to produce one off decorative forms and tableaux exploring a contemporary reinterpretation of the 15th century Italian Historiato tradition.