Bringing together the work of twelve Australian and international artists from different generations, An Idea Needing to be Made: Contemporary Ceramics explores ideas about the vessel form and its continued use and reinvention by contemporary artists working with clay.
The exhibition takes as its starting point the work of the late Australian artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, whose rethinking of the vessel and the still life tradition ushered in new approaches to function, display and purpose.
Artistic Director Lesley Harding says, “The invited artists—a number of whom have made new work to display—contribute to the lineage and future for this most ubiquitous of objects, and share ideas across cultures.”
Artists include: Alison Britton and Kate Malone (UK); Kathy Butterly (US); Kirsten Coelho, Pippin Drysdale, Ernabella Arts, Simone Fraser, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Nicolette Johnson (Australia); King Houndekpinkou (France); Kang Hyo Lee (Korea); and Laurie Steer (NZ).
AN IDEA NEEDING TO BE MADE: CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS
Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Victoria
27 July – 20 October 2019
Adult $20/Concession $15/Children under 16 Free
Information provided courtesy of gallery.