Robert Linigen: Lost and Found
Friday 16 October to Sunday 1 November 2020
About the Exhibition
Image: Robert Linigen,
Good Wishes, 2016
Opened 6.00pm Friday 16 October 2020 by Janet deBoos, Ceramic Artist and Honorary Senior Lecturer (ANU).
Floor talk 2.00pm Saturday 17 October 2020
Robert Linigen is a potter and teacher based in the Blue Mountains. After losing his home and studio to a bushfire in 2013, he salvaged some of the building debris and processed it into glaze materials and his work took on a new direction. Materials such as ash, sandstone, marble, glass, concrete, copper wiring and rust are all utilised in an attempt to create something positive from the experience.
In this exhibition, Linigen will exhibit an installation of 194 handmade cups, each one representing one of the homes lost in the fires and using these salvaged materials. “A cup is a vessel that holds and comforts, like a home nurturing its family”.
After moving to a new home and studio, he continues to work with materials with personal associations: using ash from pile burns of woody, introduced weeds cleared from the bush around his new home to make new glazes for current and future work.
This exhibition will run concurrently with Steve Roper’s exhibition Head to Head.