Join artist Owen Rye for a book launch and artist talk where he will discuss his recently published memoir Beyond Short Street. The talk will be accompanied by images illustrating events discussed in the book and copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
Beyond Short Street presents stories from the life journey of one of Australia’s leading artists in ceramics, beginning in a small isolated town in the Snowy Mountains. At university an unexpected inspiration leads to a PhD, followed by travel and adventure; from driving trucks, and flying gliders, to the Smithsonian in Washington, onwards to the deserts and high mountains of Pakistan and immersion in politics, archaeology, and assassination in Israel.
The emotional ups and downs of teaching in art schools, insights into the practice of the art of ceramics, and the subtleties of isolated rural living complete the storytelling.
This talk coincides with the conclusion of Rye’s current exhibition at Canberra Potters: Abstractions. Find out more about his exhibition here.