Alfred Lowe

Alfred Lowe – 'Crossing the Line', 2023


Crossing the Line explores the relationship between the vessel, the line and colour. Line and colour bend the perception of form, making the most rigid forms flow or giving the flattest surface shape. The changing impact of lines and colour is comparable to how we use constructs and lines to define our lives - by establishing border lines, classifying bloodlines, drawing lines in the sand or crossing the line. These constructs are often seen as absolute and unwavering, but, like the forms they change with the right context.

Alfred Lowe is an Arrernte person from Snake Well in the Central Desert, north of Alice Springs. Alfred grew up in Alice Springs which is where he developed his interest in art, particularly ceramics and sculpture. Alfred moved to Adelaide in 2014 to pursue university studies and started making ceramics in late 2021 beginning his practice at the APY Studio in Adelaide.

Alfred uses clay to explore themes of Country using form and texture informed by his intimate knowledge of the central desert landscape. He hand builds forms, creating organic vessels, and applies glazes and a range of mark-making to the surface.

Recently Alfred has also been exploring other mediums that sit alongside the ceramic vessels which provide him a new way to explore themes of country and people.

Everyone’s heard of a dragon  

Curated by James Lemon and Bobby Corica

11 November  23 – 27 January 24 

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Material: BRT, underglaze

Dimensions: approx. 52 x 32 x 10cm

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