Come visit this exhibition curated by Sophia Cai. Open until 27th May. Here are some installation shots to whet your appetite for object based craft deliciousness…
Slice of Life is a group exhibition curated by Sophia Cai, and examines a contemporary approach to everyday objects and still lifes through craft-based practices.
This exhibition at Craft Victoria will feature work by artists Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Julie Burleigh, Scott Duncan, Phil Ferguson (Chili Philly), Katie Jacobs, Josephine Mead, Tricia Page, and Cat Rabbit. This will show concurrently with Sun Room, a solo show by artist Tessy King curated by Jade Bitar.
Both exhibitions will be on view at Craft’s exhibition space from 22 April to 27 May 2017.
The artists work across diverse mediums including ceramics, textiles and jewellery to playfully depict natural and man-made objects to create familiar scenes from unexpected materials. This focus on ordinary scenes told through handcrafted works highlights the inspirations found in the everyday, and re-imagines our personal relationship to objects, history and nature.
Slice of Life and Sun Room will be on view from 22 April to 27 May at Craft, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia. The exhibition launch will be held on Saturday 29 April from 4–6pm, and will feature a public performance by artist Chili Philly.
For further information and/or images please contact Olivia Poloni at Craft on 0421 852 929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Pizza Face, 2016, glazed earthenware, 3×29 x29cm. Photograph by Robin Hearfield.
Tessy King, Sun Room (Rainbow Vessel), 2016, glazed stoneware, lustre, granite, steel, turmeric dyed calico, dimensions variable
I am excited to let you know about my studio sale!
Peter Waples-Crowe directed this project, “Dingo Spirit”, which I assisted with, and the piece has been produced in 7 amazing colours by Ingrid Tufts. Craft Victoria commissioned this wonderful piece, and it is available to buy through them instore only (31 Flinders Lane) for another week or so, then it will be available here: http://www.craft.org.au/
Here is a brief and fun interview I did about the work of “This Charming Man” with the delightful Suzanne and Frank of Artswank, the Sunday morning Arts program on Main FM.
I’m first up, about 3 minutes in.
This Charming Man is an exhibition of functional ceramic vessels, including whisky, wine, coffee and tea cups, as well as experimental sculptural work investigating the complexities of an overwhelmingly ‘masculine’ sports culture within Australia.
Artist Katie Jacobs has contrasted traits typically valued within sports, such as “Hard” or “Tough”, with sentiments such as “Fallible” or “Gentle”, which she thinks are equally as manly. These are inscribed on ceramic trophies and garden planters. Some trophies list hyper-specific achievements, like “Adept With Power Tools”, or “Awesome at Sleeping”.
Jacobs has also hand-made tributes to mass-produced “World’s Greatest Dad” or “Gone Fishing” mugs, as well as a series of tasteful whisky and wine tumblers.
This Charming Man is on display at Corner Store Merchants, an amazing store with its very own gallery at 220 Barker Street, Castlemaine, 3450, Victoria. Corner Store Merchants is open Tuesday to Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am -4pm. Up until September 23rd.
Window Exhibition by Artist Katie Jacobs
Opens 4th August – runs to 1st September
Anthony DiMase Architects
342 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy
Melbourne, Victoria, 3068
Katie Jacobs is a ceramicist/artist/designer from Melbourne, Australia, who is inspired by various obsessions with popular culture, iconography and the Australian identity. Through her artwork, she investigates this creation of cultural, national and social identity through the broad use of the narrative.
“No Such Thing as Social Sport” investigates the sporting rituals of Australia, revealing a cultural obsession that borders on fetishistic. Katie’s father once broke a low-hanging light while cheering for an Essendon victory goal.
For this exhibition, she has focussed on collecting sporting language and sayings used by sports fans, commentators and players. Katie’s indoor soccer teammate Alex once told her in no uncertain terms, that there’s “No Such Thing as Social Sport”. She uses the vehicle of the trophy – a symbol of sporting achievement – to highlight invisible structures underlying sports culture, revealing what sentiments we value within and beyond this arena.