Bastard Ceramics – The Audience - Expressive and Opinionated, 2022
The audience is present, expressive and opinionated. The two large works are produced as part of Bastard Ceramics Resilient series. 'Lines and thoughts about time' and 'A sketchy memory', are a play on how we are when reflecting on ourselves. The three small works are the audience, a trio that visits every opening to catch the latest gossip and drink free bubbles.
Bastard Ceramics is the ceramic studio of artist Astrid Salomon, based in Melbourne. There are different series she approaches with the ceramic practice, always exploring a new angle through a limited body of work. The ideas for her work often draw inspiration in the emotional experience and the various stages and of the human condition. Like experiments, one shape informs the next and with that a diversity of characters evolve. It is not primarily the function of the vessel that interests her, but the space it holds in the world..
It's not just blue
November 24 - January 21
A gathering of works by Australian artists, crafts people and designers, in a maximalist exploration of the colour blue in all its hues.
Anke Kindle / Anna Varendorff / Anne U / Ara Dolatian / Ash Allen / Bastard Ceramics / Camille Laddawan / Caro Pattle / Christopher Plumridge / Curio Practice / Dean Norton / Dean Toepfer / Ebony Russell / Ella Saddington / Georgina Proud / House Editions / Iluka Sax-Williams / Jess Sellinger / Jordan Fleming / Kristin Burgham / Louise Meuwissen / Lucy Tolan / Michael Gittings / Nicole Lawrence / Owen Rye / Real Non-Real / Sguscio / Shimara Carlow / Tara Shackell / Terunobu Hirata / Tia Ansell / Yen Qin
Material: Stoneware, oxides, glaze
Dimensions: approx.14.5 x 15 x 10cm
Please note, works purchased as gifts will be made available for collection by December 20 for the gifting season, all others will remain on exhibition until January 21