NAREK GALLERIES: GLEANINGS – CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS BY SHANNON GARSON

Come one – come all to Shannon Garson’s exhibition at Narek Galleries on the NSW south coast at Tanja from 28 September – 12 November, 2012.

This is what Karen O’Clery, Director of Narek Galleries had to say about her work:

Shannon Garson has developed her unique approach to porcelain, combining draftsmanship with the ceramic making processes, over the past decade. In 2005 she received a Churchill Fellowship and spent 3 months traveling in Europe studying the art of the medieval and Renaissance periods.”I want the surface of the pot to be part of the drawing, not just a surface for the drawing to sit on. I want the whole pot to be experienced, from the weight of it as you pick it up, the texture, the drawing, colour, smoothness of the glaze, all the elements draw the viewer into experiencing the vessel.”

Shannon Garson’s latest work articulates landscape using domestic pots as vessels for drawings about the strange beauty and wonder to be found in the marginalized eco-systems of the littoral zone. Details of shorelines, rock pools and coastal wallum scrub are revealed in the sgraffito and oxide drawings that crawl over the surface of these delicately thrown porcelain vessels. The act of beach-combing, gleaning and collecting is analogous to the process used in making these works. Images, bird-footprints, tiny flowers completely covered in white hairs, the myriad detail of the landscape has been collected into marks. A visual language mapping the experience of being in the landscape, creating a dialogue between domestic life and nature.

The gallery is open Friday to Monday, 10.30am – 5.30pm.

Narek Galleries
Old Tanja Church
1140 Tathra Bermagui Rd, Tanja
NSW 2550
T: 02 6494 0112
www.narekgalleries.com;

THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY VASE SHOW

Time is running out for all members who sent back an EOI to get your vase made, glazed, fired and ready for the The 50th Anniversary Vase Show which will be a part of Subversive Clay, Australian Triennale 2012. The display of over 100 vases will take place at the Kaurna Building, Uni of SA, 28 September – 1 October 2012. Open 9am – 5pm. I know it can be subversive to leave it to the last minute but you don’t don’t want to miss out on being a part of this national exhibition. For more information on the Triennale  go here

For all you lucky folk attending this clay extravaganza the Journal of Australian Ceramics will be celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary at 5.15pm in the Allan Scott Auditorium. It will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this milestone with members from all around Australia so come and raise a glass in celebration of this achievement.

 

Kerrie Lowe Gallery: Woodfire 2012

Get your diaries out, because this Friday 20 July comes the opening night of the 2012 Annual Woodfire exhibition at Kerrie Lowe Gallery, 6 – 8 pm.

As you step inside Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown, you will find the work of 21 various woodfire potters from all over Australia.

Featured, will be a variety of unique pieces from Judy Boydell, Barbara Campbell-Allen, Kwi Rak Choung, Geoff Crispin, Rowley Drysdale, Su Hanna, Steve Harrison, Jann Kesby, Janine King, Daniel Lafferty, Janet Mansfield, Susie McMeekin, Chester Nealie, Cath O’Gorman, Joshua Rowell, Owen Rye, Geoff Thomas, Yuri Wiedenhofer, Steve Wiliams, Kirk Winter and Roswitha Wulff.

The Gallery will be open 6 – 8 pm on Friday, and 10:30am – 5:30pm (7pm on Thursdays) from Monday to Saturday. If you can’t make the opening night, make sure you get down to the exhibition before it closes on the 14 August 2012.

Kerrie Lowe Gallery:

49-51 King Street, Newtown

NSW 2042

For more information

E: lowekerrie@gmail.com

T: 02 9550 4433

F: 02 9550 1996

Or visit: http://www.kerrielowe.com/