A provocative and engaging exhibition of work by Australian artists using clay in unexpected and surprising ways, HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics highlights the versatility of this time-honoured material and, in doing so, re-imagines its possibilities.
HYPERCLAY profiles eight artists at various stages in their
careers whose current practice is taking ceramics into bold new
territories. Whether printing with clay, transforming rejected ceramic
objects or playing at the intersection of the digital and the handmade,
the artists in HYPERCLAY are forging new pathways in Australian ceramics.
HYPERCLAY features the work of Walter Auer, Roderick
Bamford, Stephen Bird, Jacqueline Clayton, Andrea Hylands, Addison
Marshall, Pip McManus and Paul Wood.
A collection of over 30 short videos have been produced to accompany
the exhibition, ranging from artists interviews to curators, academics,
collectors and gallerists, commenting on why they find a particular
artist so exciting, through to ceramic students expressing what inspires
them about the work in the show. These videos will be housed in an
easily navigated, tablet-housed application, testing the waters of fully
integrated digital content into a traditional exhibition space. The
digital content is not supplementary – engagement with the digital is
paramount to truly understand the works on show.
Over eight weeks, during the opening exhibition at Object Gallery in
Sydney, Object Eye profiled each of the artists involved. You can see
these profiles, including videos and images of the work, by clicking here.
The iPad app developed as part of HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics is available as a free download, taking the form of a video-based digital catalogue. For more information on the app click here, or to go directly to the App Store to download (for iPad only) click here. (Please note that it is a large file, and we recommend WiFi to download.)
HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics is Object’s biggest touring exhibition, including 12 regional and metropolitan venues over two and a half years.
Noosa Regional Art Gallery
QLD, 28 March – 11 May 2014
Cairns Regional Art Gallery
QLD, 23 May – 22 June 2014
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Launceston, TAS, 9 August – 12 October 2014
Western Plains Cultural Centre
Dubbo, NSW, 8 Nov 2014 – 1 Feb 2015