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Twisted Nature

Twisted Nature

Twisted Nature by Mahala Hill and Anna O’Neale

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 9 September to Sunday 3 October 2021

TIME

Tuesday to Saturday
10.00am–4.00pm
Sunday
11:00am–3:00pm

PRICE

Free

About the Exhibition

Opening 6pm Thursday 9 September 2021. Details TBA

Twisted Nature is a joint exhibition by contemporary Canberra ceramic artists Anna O’Neale and Mahala Hill. The exhibition encourages viewers to perceive nature through new eyes through multi-media sculpture, predominantly mixtures of ceramics and industrial materials. The sculptural works will not only show animals and plants in a different light but question their place in our human centred world.

The exhibition will be a mixture, whimsy, mutation and anthropomorphism. Materials and technics not traditionally associated with ceramics will be utilised to create an engaging spectacle of an exhibition. 

 

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

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02 6241 1670
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This and That

This and That

This and That by Camille Kersley, Lesley Lebkowicz and Steve Roper

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 7 to Sunday 31 October 2021

TIME

Tuesday to Saturday
10.00am–4.00pm
Sunday
11:00am–3:00pm

PRICE

Free

About the Exhibition

Opening 6pm Thursday 7 October. Details TBA

This and That presents the work of three Canberra-region ceramic artists: Camille Kersley, Lesley Lebkowicz and Steve Roper. The exhibition will address different ways of interpreting interaction by the three artists, whose work (in style and materials) is very different. Interaction, or relationship, is fundamental. It permeates everything from elements of nature to social and personal transactions and manifests differently in each context. Each of the artists takes this as their starting point and produces work which resonates with the work of the others, while also maintaining an idiosyncratic voice. 

Camille Kersley, Steve Roper and Lesley Lebkowicz work with different voices. Roper knits forms together to create stories. Lebkowicz works with the impulse to spiritual realisation. Kersley makes her own meanings using found and unremarkable objects as wayfinding companions.

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

Canberra Potters 2021 Members’ Exhibition

Canberra Potters 2021 Members’ Exhibition

Canberra Potters 2021 Members’ Exhibition

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

November 2021 (dates TBC)

TIME

Tuesday to Saturday
10.00am–4.00pm
Sunday
11:00am–3:00pm

PRICE

Free

About the Exhibition

Opening TBC

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

Inside: by Julie Roberts and Josephine Townsend

Inside: by Julie Roberts and Josephine Townsend

Inside by Julie Roberts and Josephine Townsend

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 22 April to Sunday 9 May 2021

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

About the Exhibition

Opened 6pm Thursday 22 April 2021 by Geoff Palmer and Rudi Schneider. Musical performance by The Euphonics.

A collaborative exploration of the COVID19 pandemic and its effects on our lifestyles and values, by childhood friends Julie Roberts and Josephine Townsend

The COVID19 lockdown forced us Inside, separated from our extended network of friends and family. We have both been lucky enough to have a safe and comfortable place with the luxury of a garden. Our art practices, drawing and ceramics, have led us on a journey to process the ever-changing reality of the pandemic.

Events

Join us for a series of events at Canberra Potters in conjunction with this exhibition:

- Saturday 24 April, 1pm-3pm: Meet the artists in the gallery. 3pm: Strange Weather Gospel Choir performance in the gardens

- Saturday 1 May, 1pm-2pm: Meet the artists in the gallery. 2pm: Artist talk in the gallery

- Saturday 8 May, 1pm-3pm: Meet the artists in the gallery

- Sunday 16 May, Draw On: Making and Using Porcelain Parchment and Ceramic Pastels. Book here. (some experience required). 

 

Inside looking out –

Looking to nature for renewal and peace

We miss the touch of others, the easy hugs

We retreat, seeking protection and comfort in the familiar

Keeping the menace at a safe distance

The tempo of our days changes, 

We have time.

 

Inside looking in –

Inside our minds 

Some days we struggle

The time sits heavy

We nest

We seek sanctuary in creative expression

There is joy in small things

We revel in our new-found time 

Making art to celebrate the gifts we have.

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

Canberra Potters Market – April 2021

Canberra Potters Market – April 2021

Canberra Potters Market - April 2021

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

1 Aspinall St Watson, ACT, 2602

DATES

Friday 16 to Sunday 18 April 2021

TIME

6-8pm Friday evening (VIP opening event) and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday

PRICE

Fri night: $5.00
Sat-Sun: Free

About the Market

This April, discover some of Canberra’s finest potters and ceramic artists for the Canberra Potters Market! Established by the Canberra Potters, this market has been created to connect our fantastic community of makers directly with the public.

 
Come and buy original, handmade ceramics including planter pots, tableware, sculptures, jewellery, vases and more. Discover the vibrant Watson Arts Centre and Canberra Potters and enjoy a coffee in the sunny gardens. This is one not to miss! 
  

Details:

Watson Arts Centre is located at 1 Aspinall Street, Watson ACT and has free parking. The market is open Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm on 17 and 18 April 2021.
 

VIP Opening Evening 6-8pm on 16 April 2021 - BOOKED OUT

Join us for a special celebratory opening of the Canberra Potters Autumn Market and avoid the weekend lines!

For this special event, attendees will receive:

  • Exclusive early access to the market
  • Opportunity to meet the makers
  • A glass of champagne on arrival
  • Light refreshments
  • Entry into the lucky door prize: a sculpture by the late Suzanne Oakman

Numbers are limited, so be sure to book your ticket soon!

Admission $5.00 - FULLY BOOKED

 

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