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

Steven Heinemann @ The Gardiner Museum

Steven Heinemann: Culture and Nature

On now till Jan 21, 2018

Curated by Rachel Gotlieb

From the Gardiner Museum Site:

For the past thirty-five years, acclaimed Canadian artist Steven Heinemann has transformed the medium of ceramics in Canada. Working in varying scale, Heinemann explores the paradoxes between culture and nature, deliberation and chance, interior and exterior surfaces.

This first major retrospective examines Heinemann’s fascinating and evolving process to reveal how he uses form, texture, pigment, and imagery to achieve his wondrously tactile bowls, pods, and other universal shapes that embody the polarities between life and nature.

Heinemann’s process can stretch over months or even years, firing a piece multiple times, and reworking the surface by sandblasting, scratching, polishing, and stenciling to evoke glyph-like imagery. His studio is evoked in the gallery through an installation of sketchbooks and source material, including original photographs and a wall of ceramic test tiles. A time-lapse video shot by the artist documents a treated clay surface as it dries, warps, and cracks according to chance and calculation.

Click here to see Steven Heinemann in his studio discussing one of the works in the exhibition.

Wednesday November 8, 6:30 – 8 pm
Artist Lecture: Steven Heinemann
Steven Heinemann reflects on his career as a Canadian contemporary ceramist and how philosophies of ecology, cosmology, and ancient artifacts have inspired his work.
$15 General / $10 Gardiner Friends
Learn more

Saturday November 11, 2 – 4 pm
Steven Heinemann: Culture and Nature Exhibition Walk-Through
Join Steven Heinemann and contemporary ceramics collector Raphael Yu for a walk-through of Culture and Nature.
$30 General / $25 Gardiner Friends
Learn more

Saturday November 18, 10 am – 4 pm
Master Potter at Work: Steven Heinemann
Steven Heinemann leads an intimate observation-based workshop in our Community Clay Studio for emerging, established, and curious ceramic makers, exploring key elements of his artistic process.
$30 General / $25 Gardiner Friends
Learn more

www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/event/steven-heinemann-culture-nature/

Read more about Steven Heinemann in the Globe and Mail this week.

 

On now @ Medalta

Celebrating What Ceramics Brings to the Table

Medalta’s Annual International Exhibition: Dish, Open to the Public

Medicine Hat, AB – November 2, 2017 – This year marks the fifth annual international exhibition at Medalta. Ceramic artists from around the world were invited to submit work around the theme of “dish”. For the first iteration of our international exhibition, we celebrated the cup, then spoons, tools, and drinking vessels. This year, it’s the dish.

Commenting on the theme, exhibition juror Julia Galloway remarks, “Ahh… a dish, it is not a cup, or a pitcher or a vase, a dish, large or small, is an object to serve from or contain in a way that is often celebratory! Now of course, we can serve out of a pitcher, or container in a vase, but we would not say–pass me that dishful of gladiolas! No, a dish is a dish.” Julia Galloway is renowned in the ceramics community and brought to the table her experience as an educator, ceramic artist, and community builder.

Dish showcases over 130 works from 70 artists representing Canada, the United States, Scotland, Singapore, and South Korea. “The work was wonderfully diverse, a great display of making and surface techniques as well as ideas and concepts,” says Galloway, “there was a great deal of humor and technical mastery in the entries”.

Along with selecting the works for this exhibition, Galloway will select and announce the Grand Prize winner of a one-month Medalta residency and accommodation. The artist receiving this award will be announced at the exhibition’s opening on Thursday, November 9th from 6 – 8 pm. Medalta is delighted to host Julia Galloway for an artist talk on her practice before the opening on Thursday, November 9th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. There is no charge to attend both events and everyone is welcome.

Dish runs from October 19th until January 24th, 2018. All works in the exhibition are for sale and can be purchased online at medalta.org/dish or in person during regular business hours (TuesdaySaturday from 10 am – 4 pm). Work purchased as a Christmas gift can be made available before the show closes. Dish features a variety of work to match your unique style and aesthetic with price points for all.

Running alongside Dish is an exhibition of sculptural works recently acquisitioned into Medalta’s contemporary collection. All works were created in the last three years and represent only a small selection of the artists who have lived and worked in Medicine Hat through the Medalta International Residency Program.

Further details: www.medalta.org/dish

For updates see: www.facebook.com/Medalta/

exhibition @ c.r.e.t.a rome

c.r.e.t.a. rome is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition of the current artists in residence that will take place on Friday 7 July. Barbara Balzer, Shenny Cruces, Armando Ramos, Tammie Rubin & Rosi Steinbach will present their work in the creta rome gallery, via dei Delfini 17, from 19:00 onwards.
The exhibition will continue 8 July, hours 11:00-19:00.

www.cretarome.com