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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

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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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Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft | Prue Venables

Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft | Prue Venables

Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables

ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition 

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Friday 14 August to
11 October 2020

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Adult $6, CPS Member/Concession $4

Canberra Potters is thrilled to host Australian Design Centre’s national touring exhibition Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables in 2020.

Opened 6.00pm Thursday 13 August 2020 by Lisa Cahill, CEO and Artistic Director, Australian Design Centre

About the Exhibition

Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables is an Australian Design Centre (ADC On Tour) national touring exhibition, presented with assistance from the Australian Government Visions of Australia Program.  The Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia.

From Australian Design Centre: “Acclaimed ceramicist Prue Venables is the ninth artist in the Australian Design Centre’s series Living Treasures: Masters of Australian CraftPrue Venables’ sculptural artworks possess clarity, luminosity and a quiet beauty.

This work so artfully combines stillness and a sense of risk, of fragility. Sometimes it is a single object — a pierced ladle with a precariously long stem, perhaps, or a scoop with an elegant, daring, ribbon-like handle, that surprises and then calms. Then there are those seemingly arbitrary couplings or slightly perverse groupings that quietly and insistently demand a shift in our perception. Indeed they all were once, in the making process, exceedingly fragile; needing, before and during both bisque and high temperature reduction firing, to be propped up or supported upside down and fired on porcelain trays or setters: carefully, patiently, slowly, surely, crafted. But now, strong, dense, confident, beautiful — to be used, to be held.

I hope you see these pots when the sun is out. They quicken with light, the pale objects are softly luminous and translucent, while the dark aubergines and blacks glow satiny rich, their rims reflecting.

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott 

The works in this exhibition explore the significance of everyday objects through multiple sequences of forms in porcelain, with additional elements in metal and wood. The forms are simple and elegant, with a minimal colour palette and create a distinctive visual language.”


Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables is an ADC ON TOUR national touring exhibition opening at fourteen locations across Australia from 2019 to 2022.  

Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables was researched and developed under a Federal Government Visions of Australia research grant and is ADC’s major national touring exhibition for 2019–2022. The tour is also supported by the Visions of Australia program and Australia Council for the Arts.

Australian Design Centre is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Australian Design Centre is assisted by the New South Wales Government through Create NSW, and the Australian government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Sponsors and Partners:

Image: Prue Venables, Black triangulated form and Black pedestal bowl, 2018. Photo: Terence Bogue 

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1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

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Robert Linigen: Lost and Found

Robert Linigen: Lost and Found

Robert Linigen: Lost and Found

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Friday 16 October to Sunday 1 November 2020

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

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.

Address

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Canberra Australia.

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Steve Roper: Head to Head

Steve Roper: Head to Head

Steve Roper: Head to Head

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Friday 16 October to Sunday 1 November 2020

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

About the Exhibition

Image: Steve Roper, 
Graffitied Head, 2019

Opened 6.00pm Friday 16 October 2020 by Janet deBoos, Ceramic Artist and Honorary Senior Lecturer (ANU).

Floor talk 3.00pm Saturday 17 October 2020

Over the 10 years or so that Steve Roper has been working in clay, his work has revolved around the imagination, the subconscious, and expression. The face and head have featured prominently in this work. Roper’s more recent works reflect his interest in the raw expressive qualities of much art from Africa, the Pacific, South and Central America, with some earlier works influenced by cartoons and naïve art.

 

Roper uses handbuilding techniques to create his pieces, heavily working the surfaces by building up layers of slip, underglaze and found objects. He completes them with impressions and incising the surface of the clay.
This exhibition will run concurrently with Rob Linigen’s exhibition Lost and Found.

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800