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Canberra Potters Market Application

Canberra Potters Market Application

Canberra Potters Market Application

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

1 Aspinall St Watson, ACT, 2602

DATES

Friday 16 to Sunday 18 April 2021

TIME

6-8pm Friday evening (Canberra Potters Members only!) and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday

PRICE

Stallholders rate:

Members: $225

Non-Members: $275

About the Market

Join Canberra Potters for a market like no other! 

The Canberra Potters Market has been created to connect our fantastic community of makers directly with the public. With over a thousand visitors to our 2020 Christmas Fair and over 800 to our 2019 Emerging Makers Market, this market is promising to be one of our best yet!

The details:

The market is a pottery/ceramics focused market, so the majority of products for sale must be made out of clay, by the stallholder/business. We invite applications from emerging to established makers, although recommend you’ve held a stall at least one market before.  Interstate stallholders are also welcome to apply (but must comply with relevant Covic-19 restrictions).

Stallholders are required to provide their own stall set up within a space of up to 2m wide by 1.5m deep and provide staffing for their stall for the duration of the event. Stallholders are also required to complete all sales handling (unlike, for example, in our Christmas Fairs).

Pricing: 

CPS Member: $225.00

General Stallholder: $275.00

No additional commission is taken by Canberra Potters.

Once your application has been accepted, you will be invoiced the stallholder fee which is payable within 14 days.

Please read the Terms and Conditions for further details.

Canberra Potters Market - Autumn 2021

Entries open until 11:59pm AEST Monday 1 March 2021. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application on Tuesday 2 March 2021.

  • e.g. John Smith Pottery
  • Please give a 50-200 word description of the kind of work you expect to be selling at the market.
  • Please give a brief description of any stall requirements you may have. Please note that some requirements are by negotiation with the managers and may incur additional fees.
    While we will try and take into account everyone's preference, Canberra Potters Management has the final say on stall positioning.
    Canberra Potters does not cover stallholders products for public liability insurance. Stallholders without insurance participate at their own risk. The Australian Ceramics Association and Craft ACT both provide memberships with public liability insurance. If you are a member of either of these organisations, check your membership level to see if you are covered.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png.
    Please upload a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 images of the work you plan on sell. Images should be a maximum of 2MB. The more images you supply, the better understanding we can have of your work!

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2020 Members’ Exhibition + Entry Form

2020 Members’ Exhibition + Entry Form

2020 Members’ Exhibition

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Friday 13 November to Sunday 6 December 2020

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

Member Entry Form

About the Exhibition

Opened 6.00pm Thursday 12 November 2020 by Rebecca Edwards, Sid and Fiona Myer Curator of Ceramics and Design, National Gallery of Australia.
Awards judged by Moraig McKenna, Old Saint Lukes Studio.

View the 2020 award winners here. 

About:

Canberra Potters is proud to present its annual Members’ Exhibition featuring some of the best work created by its members during the last twelve months.

The exhibition presents the inexhaustible breadth of ceramic arts through works using combinations of different clays, making, decorating and firing techniques to create works that are unique in form, texture and colour. Demonstrating the trends in contemporary ceramics practice, this is Canberra’s major ceramic show of the year.

An award pool of over $2000 is donated by our generous sponsors, with the premier award of the exhibition being the $1000 Doug Alexander Memorial Award.

The Doug Alexander Memorial Award:

Each year since 1990, Canberra Potters have given the Doug Alexander Award to an exceptional potter in our annual Members’ Exhibition. It is presented in celebration and honour of Doug Alexander who was the resident potter at Cuppacumbalong Arts and Craft Centre at Tharwa, from 1976 to 1981 – brought short by his untimely death.

Doug Alexander made a huge contribution to the development of functional ceramics in Australia and, when he moved to Canberra, Doug Alexander’s experience and knowledge gave a fillip to pottery in Canberra. This $1000 cash prize is proudly sponsored by Canberra Potters.
Information retrieved from Doug Alexander –  A Retrospective.

Sponsors and Partners

Image: Mahala Hill, Luna Petrification2019. 2019 Doug Alexander Award Winner.

Graphic showing all partners of ACT Potters for 2019

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

2020 Christmas Fair

2020 Christmas Fair

2020 Christmas Fair

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 10 to Sunday 20 December 2020

TIME

Daily 10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

About the Fair

When you’re looking for Christmas gifts, where can you go for something truly unique? The answer to that is Watson Arts Centre where local potters and ceramicists will have a wonderful selection of ceramic art and pottery in Canberra Potters Christmas Fair. Between the fair and the shop you’re sure to find the perfect gift at the perfect price, and you’ll know that you’re buying from a local maker.
 
The Christmas Fair has a dedicated following of people who know that they’ll be able to complete their Christmas gift shopping in one place. If you haven’t yet discovered Canberra Potters, grab your present list and head on over to Watson; unlike the busy shopping centres, there’s plenty of free parking.

Participating
Artists

Header photo by
Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Phoebe Breen (Kindly Clay), Robyn Booth, Lea Durie, Lucy Ings, Kate Leedham, Jane Marshall, Tanya McArthur (Studio 274), Kimberley Shrives, Jo Townsend, Bling Yiu (We Are Made) and Cathy Zhang.

2020 Christmas Fair Entry Form

Entries have now closed. Please email Kelli at [email protected] for any further enquiries.

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Immerse

Immerse

Immerse

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 21 January to Sunday 14 February 2021

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

About the Exhibition

Opened 6pm Thursday 21 January 2021 

by Joanne Searle, ceramic artist and educator. 

See the catalogue online here.

Immerse is a multisensory exhibition by Erica Herbert, Abbey Jamieson and Chayla Ueckert-Smith. The exhibition encourages the audience to interact with and explore the works of the three artists with all of their senses. In a traditional exhibition space, visitors are asked not to touch the artworks, which can limit how the works are perceived and understood. Each work in this exhibition, either ceramic or textile, requires physical connection on behalf of the participant to be activated and fully experienced.

Jamieson invites visitors to sit and enjoy a cup of tea with her work Interconnect, asking visitors to take a moment to be mindful (details below). Herbert creates work centered around mental wellbeing and sensory exploration through her series Comfort Pods: a series of hand held textile objects designed with the intention for physical interaction. Ueckert-Smith explores sound capabilities of clay, and encourages participants to interact with her percussive clay instruments with curiosity.

This exhibition was postponed from 2020 due to Covid19

Exhibition Events

Tea Sessions with Abbey Jamieson

Join artist Abbey Jamieson for a Tea Session where you can sit and enjoy a tea in one of her cups. There are four cups that can be used during these sessions which are from two ranges of Jamieson’s work.

Times and Dates: 2pm and 2:45pm Friday 5 February

10am and 10:45am Saturday 6 February

2pm and 2:45pm Friday 12 February

10am and 10:45am Saturday 13 February

Price: Free, but bookings essential.

Location: Canberra Potters Gallery, 1 Aspinall St, Watson, ACT 2602

If you would like to participate, please call Canberra Potters on 02 6241 1670 or visit our gallery and fill in the form.

Please note that due to social distancing requirements only four people can participate in each Tea Session and each cup can only be selected once per session.

Immerse in Concert with Chayla Ueckert-Smith

Join us for an afternoon of experimental new music for ceramic instruments vox de luto featuring local emerging composers.

Price: Free, but bookings essential. Book here.

Time and Date: 2pm – 4pm Saturday 13 February 2021

Location: Canberra Potters Gallery, 1 Aspinall St, Watson, ACT 2602

This concert is a collection of short pieces featuring compositions by Lynden Basset, Pip Gazard, Jaime Langner, Ethan McAlister, Miles McLaughlin, and Matt Page. Curated by Chayla Ueckert-Smith, the music aims to demonstrate the diversity of personal experience and how it effects our perception and interpretation of art and music. The multi-disciplinary combination of art and music promises an aurally and visually intriguing performance experience.

Hosted as a part of Immerse, a multisensory exhibition by Erica Herbert, Abbey Jamieson, and Chayla Ueckert-Smith, this concert is an extension of collaborative and combined spaces.

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

afire: EASS 2021

afire: EASS 2021

afire: EASS 2021

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Friday 18 February to Sunday 14 March 2021

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

About the Exhibition

Opened 6pm Thursday 18 February 2021

by Roderick Bamford, Head of ANU School of Art and Design Ceramics Workshop.

View the catalogue online here.

 

The annual Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) exhibition selects work from ANU School of Art & Design ceramics graduates from the previous graduating year. afire: EASS 2021 (postponed from 2020) will present a group exhibition featuring the work of 2019 graduates Henrietta Farrelly-Barnett (Bachelor of Visual Arts), Yangyang Yin (Master of Visual Arts (Advanced)) and Cathy Zhang (Bachelor of Visual Arts).

Farrelly-Barnett’s work interrogates the factors which lead to the unprecedented 2018-19 Murray-Darling fish kills. Using blue-and-white pottery and traditional throwing & decorating techniques as a lens through which to examine these factors, Farrelly-Barnett’s work extends as a comment on Australia’s colonial history and land management.

Yin’s work explores cultural, philosophical and aesthetic values behind the performance of classic Chinese Opera through abstract porcelain sculptures which are wheel-thrown and altered.

Zhang’s interactive body of work combines two parts: a series of ceramic objects made to represent internal organs, and an installation which asks the viewer to question the visual and natural connection between the person and their internals.

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800