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Canberra Potters Gallery


Canberra Potters Gallery promotes excellence and innovation in art, with a focus on contemporary ceramics. It fosters appreciation of handcrafted ceramics in the broader community and encourages the professional development of emerging, mid-career and established artists and craftspeople.

Our gallery program aims for quality, diversity and professionalism in its presentations and welcomes proposals for solo and group exhibitions from emerging, mid-career and established artists. Exhibition proposals are considered on their merit and with regard to the availability of dates to present a diverse gallery program of the highest standard.
Located in the North Canberra suburb of Watson, the gallery is easily reached from Northbourne Avenue/Federal Highway. The gallery is equipped with a selection of plinths, tables and three large movable partitions. Exhibition minding is undertaken by staff.

Current closures

Canberra Potters Exhibition Program


26 March 2020

Like many other organisations we are trying to strike a balance between the health and safety of our community and the enjoyment that pottery and social interaction provides.

Due to current events relating to the COVID-19 emergency, the Board and Management of Canberra Potters’ Society and Watson Arts Centre have taken the decision to suspend all activities until further notice.
Unfortunately, this means we have made the decision to postpone all exhibitions for the next 6 months, to reschedule in 2021.

Action we have taken to date has been in the best interests of our members, students, artists and staff. We must now act on behalf of these important and dedicated people to protect the long term future of CPS/WAC. We must play our role in keeping our colleagues and ceramic arts community healthy and safe. We will be using this period of hiatus to refine our operations and will be ready to deliver activities and services to our ceramics community as soon as this health emergency is over.

We are hoping our exhibition program will resume in October 2020, however we will keep you up-to-date with any changes as they come. Canberra Potters prides itself on supporting our artists and members, and hope that by postponing our program we will be able to make it even bigger and better in 2021.

We thank you for your ongoing support and encourage you to keep up to date with our online events and programs until we reopen.

Katrina Leske
Gallery & Visitor Services Manager
Canberra Potters