afire: EASS 2021
Friday 18 February to Sunday 14 March 2021
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.