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Departures 1


Canberra Potters


21 March 2019
to 14 April 2019


Daily open



Enjoy with Michelle


Featured Image:
Michelle Young-Hares, 
Blue Water Crackle,
year unknown.
Image: Shannon Tofts
(cropped for web)

Opening Event

Thursday 6pm on 21 March 2019

Departures 1 features the work of Michelle Young-Hares from Scotland, an artist-in-residence at Canberra Potters from December 2018 to February 2019. Michelle’s current practice explores the nature of growth and fecundity. Fascinated by pattern, shape and form, her work describes the experience of being alive, of growth and potential contained within buds, nodes, pods, swellings and tendrils. Her complex clay sculptures are formed by attaching, grouping and creating new forms, recognisable in parts but startling in new juxtapositions.
She took advantage of her Canberra residency to explore and utilise in her work some of the plants, seedpods, insects and geological formations she found in the Canberra region. This exhibition features work made during her residency here.

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