Alfred Lowe – 'This Pot Would Be Confiscated By Police Where I Come From', 2023
Amphora’s have a long history of being used to hold and transport wine. The western world was built on alcohol, its greatest and most revered figures were all drunks. Alcohol is an accepted and celebrated part of the “aussie” lifestyle. Unless your address is ________ community via Alice Springs.
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.
May 6- June 24
Read about the exhibition.
Jugs is part of Melbourne Design Week 2023, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
Dimensions: approx. 60 x 38cm