Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia

A Sabbia Gallery and Remote Communities Ceramic Network Touring Exhibition

When: 2pm, 12 May - 1 July

Where: Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Innovative contemporary ceramic artworks from Ernabella Arts in the APY Lands, Erub Arts in the Torres Strait, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre in Far North Queensland, Hermannsburg Potters in the Central Desert and Tiwi Design on Bathurst Island.

Kelli Cole, Assistant Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia will officially launch the exhibition.

RSVP for the launch event essential. Contact Strathnairn via email or call 62542134.

Demonstration workshop

When: 11am-3pm, 13 May

Where: Strathnairn Arts

Cost: $60 adult, $50 student. Bookings essential.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Strathnairn Arts Association will host a special one day workshop with guest artists Jimmy Kenny Thaiday from Erub Arts on Darnley Island in the Torres Strait and Pepai Jangala Carroll, Thomas Ilytjari Tjilya, and Derek Jungarrayi Thompson from Ernabella Arts in the APY Lands.

The demonstration/participation workshop will cover the techniques of carving, slab construction, and sgraffito. Participants will be able to observe artists at work and then apply these techniques to their own tiles. All materials will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own tools.

For bookings and inquiries contact Strathnairn Arts via email or phone 62542135.

Image: Jimmy Kenny Thaiday, Clay Bosses workshop at the Jam Factory, Adelaide October 2017. Photo by Tony Kearney.