9-19 August 2023; opening event: 12 August at 2pm
Curated by Vicki Grima
Artists: Cita Daidone, Isabella Edwards, Georgia Harvey, Sarah Koschak, Chrystie Longworth, Cathy McMichael, Sarah Murray, Jennifer Oh, Adrienne Richards, Sasa Scheiner, Harlinah Teoh, Hayley A West and Kara Wood.
We have used pourers to hold and deliver liquids of various kinds for centuries, but it is the beauty and uniqueness of such handmade vessels which intrigue us and bring such delight. The flow of liquid in a steady stream can be mesmerising, and varied, depending on the liquid. For this exhibition, POUR, I have chosen ceramic artists whose work I have been following and am interested in. Some make pourers as a usual part of their studio practice, others don’t, but I know potters love a challenge, and the possibilities of such functional vessels are endless. Check the spout … is it a small lip, or an elongated tube? How much fluid can the pourer hold? What type of liquid is the form and size suited to? These handmade vessels shown here are one-of-a-kind. I hope you will enjoy looking for evidence of the fingers and hands that have contributed to the making and the creative choices that have influenced their form, surface and size. We hold the vessel. We tilt the vessel. We pour the fluid. In using these vessels to pour, we will complete the circle of these functional objects.
by Vicki Grima, curator
Below: L to R: work by Sarah Murray, Hayley A West and Georgia Harvey