Built: Contemporary Ceramics at Beaver Galleries

In December there was an exhibition of work by five ceramic artists at the Beaver Galleries. Somchai Charoen, Julie Bartholomew, Kenji Uranishi, and the colleagues Lucille Sciallano and Ben Landau, all put up striking works to demonstrate the beauty and artistry of high quality ceramics. All were doing quite different things with their shared media but each piece was a striking object. I have only included one picture here but the Beaver website has great images of this exhibition and quality notes on the artists and their work.

Beaver website: https://www.beavergalleries.com.au/

Exhibition link: https://www.beavergalleries.com.au/multi-artist-exhib/built-contemporary-ceramics/

Transformation – Members Exhibition 2021 at CraftACT

Upholstered storage box with printed fabric at Craft ACT

One of the truly great annual exhibitions in Canberra is the Members Exhibition at Craft ACT. The members submit a piece or two to the exhibition and auction. CraftACT is a local collective of creatives who all seem to aspire to leadership in their various craft disciplines. Some craft skills I do not understand and some I like little but in this show you never see anything that is not worthy of exhibition.

Glass, furniture, fabrics, pottery, sculpture, metal, jewellery and other craft styles abound and demonstrate the creative potential of each approach.Most objects seem to be available for purchase If you have not seen this display it is only on till Tuesday December 14 2021 – It is well worth the visit.

CraftACT website: https://craftact.org.au/

18 artists – Plate Show – Just Desert

Collectable domestic plates are a phenomena in vast numbers of nations and cultures. This exhibition features fifty six samples of the art by eighteen artists in a delightful range of styles. Some are amusing some are simple and many are works of art on a plate. Fun to see this art form being fostered through M16 Artspace.

Website: https://www.m16artspace.com.au/work-forteh

Ulrica Trulsson – Close to earth ceramics – Beaver Galleries

Three of the objects in the Beaver exhibition

Elegant, earthy and functional are three words that come to mind when looking at the work of Ulrica Trulsson. Her ceramic creations have minimal design and decoration elements but have simple functional features and attractive earth toned glazes. Looking around the room each of the objects have a sense of tasteful understated beauty. The exhibition goes till Sunday 21 August 2021

The website is at https://www.beavergalleries.com.au/

Step into the Limelight at M16 Artspace Griffith

Student creative clothing in Walking in the Limelight

An exhibition I love in Canberra each year is the one that features curated art from Government primary and secondary school students in Canberra. The exhibition this year is a great display of work in a large range of media and styles. There is pottery and photography, there is collage and painting, There are more than three hundred works displayed in all three of the M16 exhibition spaces

This is the last weekend for this exhibition. The website is at https://www.m16artspace.com.au/

The Trevor Kennedy Collection at National Museum of Australia

Royal Worcester Waratah Ceramics

This is an exhibition selected from a large group of artefacts donated by Trevor and Christina Kennedy and their family. Trevor Kennedy began collecting artefacts connected to Australian history while he was living in London in the 1960s. His collection became enormous as his vision sought to fill a gap he saw in collections of Australiana.

This exhibition is a small example of a personal collection of furniture, home wares, domestic objects, and jewellery. The quality of the selected items is great. I look forward to lots of further exhibitions from the collection.

This exhibition will continue till October 10 2021 Opening hours Mon to Sun 9am-5pm Website:

https://www.nma.gov.au/explore/collection/highlights/trevor-kennedy

My Dad – A Tribute to George by Paul Dumetz – Canberra Potters Gallery

Three cups

George Dumetz created wheel thrown glazed ceramic useful objects. The exhibition at Canberra Potters at Watson is a reflection by Paul Dumetz of his late father’s work. This is the last weekend for this exhibition and many of the 120 objects have been sold already.

The gallery will be open 10am to 4pm Saturday and 11am to 3pm Sunday

Windmill Trust Exhibition 20th Anniversary @ Murray Art Museum Albury

14 Sept – 22 Oct 2017

There is a great varied exhibition at Murray Art Museum Albury. The exhibition brings together a variety of work including sculpture, print, oil and watercolour paintings, video performance and photography. It is the 20th Anniversary Windmill Trust Exhibition.

The artists featured in the exhibition include: Camille Kersley, Christine McMillan, Stephanie Jones, Sarra Robertson, Tom Doherty, Jonathan Throsby, Sandra McMahon, Samantha Small, Rachel Ellis, Andy Townsend, Craig Cameron, Tracy Luff, Jane Lander, Nicole Welch, Bradley Hammond, Sally Williams, James Blackwell, Rochelle Summerfield, Harrie Fasher, Duke Albada.

I particularly loved a set of works created out of Echidna quills

Gallery link below

http://www.mamalbury.com.au/see-and-do/exhibitions/20th-Anniversary-Windmill-Trust-Exhibition

 

Step into the limelight @ ANU School of Art Gallery

July – Aug 2017

An annual exhibition of art created by students in schools in Canberra.is held under the title Ïnto the Limelight. It was exhibited at the ANU School of Arts Gallery. Each year there is a huge range of skills and creativity in this exhibition. The curators take in a big range of ages and the exhibition includes pottery, painting, photography and fashion. There are some samples below to illustrate the range.

Avital Scheffer – Wanderlust @ Beaver Galleries

10 – 27 August 2017

I demonstrate remarkable self control in the presence of artworks by Avital Scheffer. Every fibre of my body cries out to touch, caress and pick up these attractive ceramic artifacts. The objects ooze Middle Eastern culture from the faded sun drenched colours to the faded painted Hebrew inscriptions on parts of the works.

Scheffer creates objects that evoke Arabian nights with their wonderful curves and decorative shapes. From the narrow necks and pointed stoppers ro the curvey bodies of these vessels there is a historical reference to all of her work.

I love her work and have the gallery sheet and some pics below