clay on country

11/11/2023 - 04/02/2024

  • Breaking Ground
    Claire Freer Breaking Ground , 2020
    Hand built and pit fired clay and acacia aneura
    63 x 23 x 23cm
    Image Credit
    Photography by Julian Green

About the exhibition

Clay on Country is a celebration of clay, community, culture and creativity.

Showcasing the enthusiasm for ceramic practice in the central desert region the exhibition is a diverse and eclectic survey, the first of its kind, including 35 artists and collectives, the majority of whom have made new work for the show. Some are established ceramic artists, some are reconnecting with the medium, others are incorporating clay into their practice for the first time. All have produced accomplished, insightful and contemporary works that reflect the culturally and historically rich and complex region where they live and work.

The varied works in Clay on Country reflect Ancestral stories, contemporary experiences and settler histories alongside the joys and challenges of making with clay, the push and pull of the medium and the myriad results of an engagement with this most tactile of materials.

Curated by Jo Foster and Neridah Stockley the exhibition is the first survey of its kind, developed to coincide with the 16th Australian Ceramics Triennale.

About the artists

Angela Abbott, Akeyulerre Healing Centre, Jayanna Andy, Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists, Kunmanara Carroll, Nancy Nyanjilpayi Chapman, Davina Edwards, Engawala Artists, Ernabella Artists Collaborative, Bronwyn Field, Emma Frank, Claire Freer, Mike Gillam, Christine Godden, Hermansburg Potters, Iltja Ntjarra Artists, Rupert Jack,  Tara Leckey, Alfie Lowe, Suzi Lyon, Pip McManus, Anne Mosey, Sally Mumford, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Melanie Robson, Mikaila Rodgers, Vanessa Sim, Beth Sometimes, Neriadah Stockley, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Thomas Thomson, Maria Vanhees, Fiona Walsh, Walkatjara Artists and Yarrentyty Arltere Artists

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