call for artists: Manifest

The Australian Ceramics Association
Members Exhibition

Tasmania 2019

Curator: Damon Moon

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

MANIFEST:
adj: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses
v: to appear or make apparent
n: a list of contents of goods in transit – from Latin manifestare
‘to discover, disclose’ or manifestus ‘caught in the act’.

At a time when there is a great resurgence of interest in Australian ceramics, the diversity
of practice is stretching traditional interpretations of what it is to be a maker.

To paraphrase the great Mexican writer Octavio Paz, contemporary Australian ceramics
does indeed transgress ‘the cult of utility and the religion of art’ and it is in the breadth
and ambition of its cultural and aesthetic reach that ceramics is finding new audiences
and a new way forward.

The Australian Ceramics Association Members Exhibition in Hobart will present
an overview of practice that showcases diversity and creates a space for dialogue.

Makers working across all styles are invited to submit proposals for MANIFEST.
Proposals should include a one-page CV, an outline of intended work
(no more than 200 words) and six images of recent work.

Deadline for proposals: 1 May 2018
Artists notified: 1 July 2018
Work due: 1 April 2019
Exhibition dates: May 2019; TBC
Exhibition location: Hobart, Tasmania; TBC

Note: All exhibitors must be a member of The Australian Ceramics Association at the time of the exhibition.

Please post proposals to:
Damon Moon, Curator
The Australian Ceramics Association
PO Box 677, Alexandria NSW 1435
or
share via Dropbox (or similar host) with mail@australianceramics.com.

For more information, please call TACA office: 1300 720 124
or email, mail@australianceramics.com
www.australianceramics.com

Carole Epp Workshop: Narrative & Controversy 7 May 2016

That’s right folks, you read it right…I’m heading back to my home away from home Australia this May. I can barely wait to visit old friends, make new ones, see and experience the amazing Australian Ceramics scene again! Join me for a one day workshop in Sydney!

Narrative & Controversy


A one-day workshop 
with Carole Epp

www.caroleepp.com
Saturday 7 May 2016, 10am – 4pm
Square 1 Studios

32 Bowden St Alexandria NSW 2015
Cost: $85 per person ($75 TACA members)

Carole is a Canadian ceramic artist living and working in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan. She received her Masters Degree in Ceramics from the
Australian National University in 2005 and has maintained a full time
studio practice since. Her ceramics branch off into two distinct bodies
of work – sculptural and functional.

Outline: Come and join Carole for a raucous day of
story telling about her ceramics. She’ll divulge her handbuilding and
throwing secrets and discuss her glazed surface treatments.
Demonstrations about how she brings narrative into functional and
sculptural work – from politics and social commentary, to humour and
whimsy – will be discussed. Participants will learn how to combine
narrative concerns alongside design and aesthetic concerns in their
work. There will be lots of demos and also some chat about social media.

You may already know Carole from her famous blog: http://musingaboutmud.blogspot.com.au.

Note:
This is not a hands-on workshop.

Seminar Fee: $85 per person ($75 TACA members)
This fee covers the tutors and morning and afternoon tea.

Please note: Full payment is required to ensure a place.

Minimum number in the workshop: 8
Maximum number in the workshop: 15

Participants need to bring a notepad and pen, lunch and a mug for coffee and tea. The workshop fee covers morning tea and afternoon tea.

Parking: Enter via Harvey Norman car park at the
dead-end of McCauley St. Drive in and find a park. Walk along keeping
the canal on your left and look for the red square on the outside of the
warehouse. That’s the entrance to Square 1 Studios. Come upstairs to
Level 1.

Please arrive by 9.45am as we will start promptly at 10am.

Payment for the seminar:

  • Cheque (made out to The Australian Ceramics Association) & post to PO Box 677 Alexandria NSW 1435
  • Direct deposit (Account name: The Australian Ceramics Association;
    BSB 032000; account no. 911118). PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR DEPOSIT WITH YOUR SURNAME, then please send an email to mail@australianceramics.com giving details of your payment.
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard) – phone / mail / fax
  • Go to our online shop and purchase this workshop.

NOTE RE. CANCELLATIONS:

  • Payment is required to ensure a place in the workshop.
  • Payment is refunded in full if TACA cancels the workshop.
  • 90% of your payment is refunded if you cancel up to 2 weeks before the workshop date.
  • PLEASE NOTE: There is no refund if
    you cancel within 2 weeks of the workshop, unless we can fill your
    place from a waiting list and then 90% of your payment is refunded.

BOOK ONLINE HERE, or contact TACA to book and pay over the phone.

The Australian Ceramics Association
PO Box 677 Alexandria NSW 2015
T: 1300 720 124 | F: 02 8072 1804
E: mail@australianceramics.com
www.australianceramics.com

New Workshop: Narrative & Controversy

A one-day demo & chat with Carole Epp and Mariko Paterson

Saturday 7 May 2016, 10am – 4pm

Square 1 Studios, 32 Bowden St Alexandria NSW 2015

Shrimp Barbies 2016

Tutors: Carole Epp (www.caroleepp.com) & Mariko Paterson (www.foragestudios.com)

Carole Epp and Mariko Paterson were most likely separated at birth but
they are now joined again to swim the treacherous, subversive, and even
devious waters of ceramics. While they work across the country from each
other in separate studios (Saskatoon and Halifax respectively) they
telepathically connect every day (well on Facebook Chat) about their
work, life and pursuit of motorcycle excellence. Narrative ceramics,
illustration and the love of small things (kids, cats, wiener dogs to
name a few) draw them together, but so have their approach to ceramics.

 So come join us for a raucous day of story telling à la ceramics. Like
Penn and Teller they’ll divulge their handbuilding and throwing secrets
with abandon. Like Donny and Marie they’ll belt out their harmonious
image transfer and drawing strength compatibilities. Like Nicole Kidman
and Keith Urban they’ll strut their ‘red carpet’ glazed surface
treatments. But most importantly, like Thelma and Louise they’ll steal
your hearts. They double dare you to sign up. And they quadruple dare
you to show up.

Location directions: Enter via Harvey Norman car
park at the dead-end of McCauley St. Drive in and find a park. Walk
along keeping the canal on your left and look for the red square on the
outside of the warehouse. That’s the entrance to Square 1 Studios. Come
upstairs to Level 1.

Note: This is not a hands-on workshop

Seminar Fee: $125 per person ($115 TACA members)
This fee covers the tutors and morning tea.

Please note: Full payment is required to ensure a place.

Minimum number in the workshop: 8
Maximum number in the workshop: 15

Participants need to bring a notepad and pen, lunch and a mug for coffee and tea.
The workshop fee covers morning tea and afternoon tea.

Please arrive by 9.45am as we will start promptly at 10am.

Payment for the seminar:

  • Cheque (made out to The Australian Ceramics Association) & post to PO Box 677 Alexandria NSW 1435
  • Direct deposit (Account name: The Australian Ceramics Association;
    BSB 032000; account no. 911118). PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR DEPOSIT WITH YOUR SURNAME, then please send an email to mail@australianceramics.com giving details of your payment.
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard) – phone / mail / fax
  • Go to our online shop and purchase this workshop.

NOTE RE. CANCELLATIONS:

  • Payment is required to ensure a place in the workshop.
  • Payment is refunded in full if TACA cancels the workshop.
  • 90% of your payment is refunded if you cancel up to 2 weeks before the workshop date.
  • PLEASE NOTE: There is no refund if
    you cancel within 2 weeks of the workshop, unless we can fill your
    place from a waiting list and then 90% of your payment is refunded.

For further information and all bookings:

The Australian Ceramics Association
PO Box 677 Alexandria NSW 2015
T: 1300 720 124 | F: 02 8072 1804
E: mail@australianceramics.com
www.australianceramics.com